Raystown Lake

Current Temperature:
77°

Est Water Temperature:
56° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.13 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
South-West at 10 Knots (12 MPH)

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Raystown Lake
National Pro Reports

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Raystown Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Raystown 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. Raystown 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

County:
Huntingdon

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
40.336736

Longitude:
-78.118877

Water Clarity:
10+ ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
184

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Raystown Lake Community Fishing Reports
Guest
2015-05-06
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
VERY SLOW!!
Raystown Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Raystown Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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Raystown Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Actually its quite the opposite. The
water temp is at 48. But the largemouth
fishing is phenomenal right now. The jig
as a good recommendation but fish it
shallow around rocks to pick up quality
largemouth feeding on crawfish.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 56 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Raystown Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Raystown Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Raystown Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- My brother caught a smallmouth recently, simply a night crawler from showr is all i have to offer
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 56 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.
Raystown Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Raystown Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.5/5
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Raystown Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- April 12-Aitch -wife 12 me o..small
Minnie\'s
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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.
Raystown Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Raystown Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.1/5
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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!
Raystown Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Raystown Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.1/5
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Raystown Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Take Nylon stockings, cut it up and rap it around your bait (chicken livers). Tie the stocking with bait onto your hook and let it sink. The bait won\'t come off but the smell will get out for the cat fish. Get the stockings at your local naked bait shop. - Scott Kelly
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.
Raystown Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Raystown Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   1/5
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Raystown Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Raystown Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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Raystown Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- KP Rose tubes, glow stick bobbers for night time fishing from the boat works great for White Bass. They\'ll bite all night.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Raystown Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Raystown Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Raystown Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Get out early, the fish will be more aggressive the earlier you get on the water. The fishing has been
difficult this year so far.
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Raystown Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Raystown Lake Trout Rating:
   3.1/5
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Raystown 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 another full 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.
Sunrise:
05:50 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:29 EST







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