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Lake Fork, TX
2016-07-22
For bass focus on deeper channels. Early (before sunrise) you can find some in the shallows adjacent to deeper water. Crappie are killing it off deeper points!!... [more]

Lake Fork, TX
2016-07-22
Fish deep and slow. Best chance of picking up huge fish. Some of the best fish I have caught were in the heat of summer. ... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Cooper 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. Cooper 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:
Texas
Latitude:
33.315596
Maximum Depth (ft):
55
County:
Hopkins
Longitude:
-95.698814
Normal Elevation (ft):
440
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
19300
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
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Guest
2014-04-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 68
COOPER Water clear; 66-70 degrees; 11.39' low. Black bass are fair on medium crankbaits and Carolina rigged plastics up to '15 deep. Crappie are slow on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.
Guest
2014-03-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 66
Water clear; 64-69 degrees; 12.52' low. Black bass are good on medium crankbaits and Carolina rigged plastics up to '15 deep. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.
Guest
2014-03-11
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 63
COOPER Water clear; 61-65 degrees; 12.90' low. Black bass are good on medium crankbaits and Carolina rigged plastics up to '15 deep. Crappie are slow on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad.
Guest
2010-10-11
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
"9-27-10 Wind was out of the north,beautiful day overall.Caught several sandys and striper(app.25) one drum in a small cove LOL.Didnt see any mosquitio""s.Had a great time.Water level was low,but no problems."
Guest
2010-10-01
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"10/01/10 With the temperature being great - I thought it would be a great day to fish. Cooper Lake State Park: Mosquitos: Didn't fish because The mosquitos are over populated. As I walked to the water: you would see waves of mosquitos flying up with every step i took...worst i have ever seen. Water: Water level lower than normal. Slight wind, but alot of waves. Fishing: Didn't think it to be worth getting eaten alive (mosquitos) Hope to come back and try again in a few weeks. Go away Mosquitos! :)"
Guest
2010-10-01
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"10/01/10 With the temperature being great - I thought it would be a great day to fish. Cooper Lake State Park: Mosquitos: Didn't fish because The mosquitos are over populated. As I walked to the water: you would see waves of mosquitos flying up with every step i took...worst i have ever seen. Water: Water level lower than normal. Slight wind, but alot of waves. Fishing: Didn't think it to be worth getting eaten alive (mosquitos) Hope to come back and try again in a few weeks. Go away Mosquitos! :)"
Cooper Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Cooper Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 88 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
Cooper Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
Cooper Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Cooper Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Cooper Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
Cooper Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
Cooper Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catfishing is best in the winter, go deep with shrimp, nighcrawlers, and cut shad, or wait till water is flowing out the dam and use shad in the river. Bring big tackle for the river, 110 lbs blues are not uncommon.
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Catfish will be more active than most other species in the lake. However they will be feeding much slower due to the lake having less oxygen and less healthy than when the water temperature is a little cooler. Donít throw in the towel, your monster catfish may be waiting for you. As always the best time to go fishing is every time you can go fishing. Good luck!
Cooper Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
4.5
Cooper Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Cooper Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
Cooper Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- To catch one just get a shark truce crappie jig or lipless crank bait and on the creek banks just jig then up and down right off the side and you may catch a drum but mostly sandys
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Cooper Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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:

06:37 CST

Sunset:

20:20 CST

Moon Phase:


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