Lake Madison

Current Temperature:
61°

Est Water Temperature:
53° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.75 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
West at 07 Knots (8 MPH)

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Lake Madison
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-05-22
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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):
With Lake Madison at 53 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.
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):
With the water temperature at 53 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.
Lake Madison Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Madison Crappie Rating:
   3/5
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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.
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):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
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 53 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

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Lake Madison Trout Rating:
   -5/5
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Lake Madison 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:
05:55 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:54 CST







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