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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!
State:
Pennsylvania
Latitude:
39.8124140000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
22
County:
Chester
Longitude:
-76.0516340000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
0-1 ft
Boat Access:
Dirt Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
625
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
Other
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Guest
2015-10-08
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!
JoeDaCatKing
2009-09-14
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
mucham
2009-04-30
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
Note: All fish were released from the previous posts by mucham.
mucham
2009-04-30
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!"
mucham
2009-04-20
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 Rating:
3.5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 61 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Octoraro Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Octoraro Lake Crappie Rating:
4
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Octoraro Lake Walleye Rating:
3.5
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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!
Octoraro Lake Catfish Rating:
4.5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Octoraro Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
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Octoraro Lake White Bass Rating:
4.5
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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.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Octoraro Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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Octoraro Lake Trout Rating:
4
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

05:44 EST

Sunset:

20:17 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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