Howard Prairie Lake

Current Temperature:
52°

Est Water Temperature:
54° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.96 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
South-West at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

Forecast   |   Trends

Howard Prairie Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-05-09
The last week has provided good fishing and lots of trips with good numbers being caught. The quality bite has been sporatic and most people we have talked to are catching fish but struggling to find ... [more]

-Ian Huey

Oregon Reports

Howard Prairie Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Howard Prairie Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Howard Prairie Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Oregon

County:
Jackson

Inpoundment Type:


Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:


Latitude:
42.234976

Longitude:
-122.407258

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:


Boat Limits:


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Howard Prairie Lake Community Fishing Reports
Guest
2015-04-29
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Got skunked off east shore near the dam. Using red/green power bait.
Howard Prairie Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Howard Prairie Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Howard Prairie Lake at 54 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Howard Prairie Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Howard Prairie Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 54 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Howard Prairie Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Howard Prairie Lake Crappie Rating:
   2.8/5
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Howard Prairie Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- When Crappie are out of season the best thing is to find a rocky area and drop live or plastic bait in front of (or into if you\'re not afraid of snags) with little to no weight. They may or may not take the bait, although they will certainly investigate.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Howard Prairie Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Howard Prairie Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.5/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Howard Prairie Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Howard Prairie Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.2/5
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Howard Prairie Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catfish are best found in deep water scouring the bottem for food. They prefer bait that is alive and kicking, so the best strategy is to cast or drop your line as far into the lake as possible. Depending on the type of catfish, the lake conditions, and weather conditions, they may prefer a dark night over a bright day.
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Howard Prairie Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Howard Prairie Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   4/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Howard Prairie Lake at 54 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Howard Prairie Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Howard Prairie Lake White Bass Rating:
   4/5
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Howard Prairie Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Howard Prairie Lake Trout Rating:
   3.4/5
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Howard Prairie Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- fish the opposite bank from the marina, trolling with a wedding ring tipped with a night crawler being the best. still fishing with power bait or night crawlers in the early morning at eagle rock or red rocks is also very good !
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Howard Prairie Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
Sunrise:
05:45 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:27 PST







Howard Prairie Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
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State Parks
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State Fishing Records
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State Fishing Information
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