Octoraro Lake

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
46° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.03 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Octoraro Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Octoraro 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. Octoraro 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!


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Water Clarity:
0-1 ft

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Boat Access:
Dirt Ramps

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Octoraro Lake Community Fishing Reports
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 63
Chanel catfish are biting really hard that storm made them go on a feeding frenzy a bite every 10 min to bad I didn\'t have good pound test but hope it\'s just as good Sunday!
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
FRIDAY JULY 31stwent for big cats WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL caught 8 total and that says a lot when your using shiners from 6 to 10 inches long and large pieces of Cut Bait the largest is estemated at close to 15 lbs caught by my girlfriend who caught her first big cats with me check out my pics at myspace.com/lanchesterproductions its a music site but click the photos link under the picture and click fishing to see them THE ANNUAL CATFISH TOURNAMENT IS COMING UP IN THIS LAKE SO COME TRY TO TAKE MY TITLE
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
Note: All fish were released from the previous posts by mucham.
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
"I went solo on April 24, 2009 for channel catfish. I was able to fish 4 hours and caught 8 of 11 bites. The stringer weighed 27 lb 10 oz. The three biggest were 3.5 lb, 5 lb and 10 lb 2 oz. It was a great day to be on the lake!"
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"My daughter and I fished for 3 hours for catfish and picked up one small bullhead. I know it is early and the water is cold but the only way to catch one is to get your line in the water. Early summer and early fall fishing for cats here is pretty good. Our three biggest in 2008 were 7lb 4oz, 7lb 12oz and 9lb 6oz. All caught by my daughter, each on a different day. Many channel cats 2-3lb were caught too."
Octoraro Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 46 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Octoraro Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 46 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Octoraro Lake Crappie Fishing

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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Octoraro Lake Walleye Fishing

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Octoraro Lake Catfish Fishing

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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.
Octoraro Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

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With Octoraro Lake at 46 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.
Octoraro Lake White Bass Fishing

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- Fish in the mourning or middle evening with slow worked small jigs and the best is
minnows. And when that live baits out it\'s the bait for them all. Cold or hot there
like alot of the the regulars u catch from bluegills to crappie. Alot of times you catch
a mixed bag with the same bait.
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Octoraro Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Octoraro Lake Trout Fishing

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Octoraro Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
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Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

17:36 EST

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