Lake Madison

Current Temperature:
55°

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

Barometric Pressure:
29.89 (Rising)

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

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Lake Madison
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-04-15
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-Ian Huey

South Dakota Reports

Lake Madison General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Madison 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. Lake Madison 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:
South Dakota

County:
Lake

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
43.956720

Longitude:
-97.025980

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
25

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Lake Madison Community Fishing Reports


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Lake Madison Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Madison Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3/5
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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.
Lake Madison Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Madison Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3/5
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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.
Lake Madison Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Madison Crappie Rating:
   3/5
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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.
Lake Madison Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Lake Madison Walleye Rating:
   3.3/5
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- What I use in early summer is a crappie rig with two shiners on it
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be staging and getting ready to spawn now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Start looking for pre-spawn fish in deeper waters with easy access to shallow clean water rocky bottoms. Walleye should be feeding aggressively right up until they start laying eggs. This is a perfect time to be fishing for Walleye.
Lake Madison Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Madison Catfish Rating:
   1.8/5
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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.
Lake Madison Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Madison Spotted Bass Rating:
   -5/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Madison 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.
Lake Madison White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Madison White Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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- Using a rattle lure and casting from the shore I caught 15 in four hours.
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Lake Madison Striped Bass Fishing

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Lake Madison Striped Bass Rating:
   -5/5
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Lake Madison Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Lake Madison Trout Rating:
   -5/5
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Lake Madison 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:
06:30 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:21 CST







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