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Welcome to Castle Rock 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. Castle Rock 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!
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Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature:
Too Many Carp are starting to infest this lake. I use to fish this lake about 10 -15 years ago, and it was excellent for Walleye. I just got back from a 5 day fishing trip at Castle Rock flowage today. Over fishing, and the vast abundance of Carp and Bullhead have made it so catching a walleye or northern is very rare now. If you do happen to catch a Walleye, it will be under 15 inches. Your better off traveling a little north, to other lakes, for better walleye fishing.
Castle Rock Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
Castle Rock Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Great large mouth bass during summertime inside shallows in buchhorn.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Try fishing some pre spawn locations for largemouth bass. With water temperature at 39 find some flats with soft bottom at locations on Castle Rock Lake that typically have vegetation during summer months. Try fishing spinner baits and work them slow up to the edge of the drop and bounce them down the face looking for staging largemouth bass. Jerkbaits and squarebill crankbaits can also deadly this time of year. Look for flats in the arms of the lake that have direct access to deep water and river channels.
Castle Rock Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
Castle Rock Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Good fishing before rainfall along shores near lemonweir river
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 39 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.
Castle Rock Lake Crappie Rating:
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- Great fishing off island at night
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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.
Castle Rock Lake Walleye Rating:
Castle Rock Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Good walleye with large chubs near buch horn bridge at night
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
Castle Rock Lake Catfish Rating:
Castle Rock Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Good cats at dam during the summer
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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.
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Castle Rock Lake White Bass Rating:
Castle Rock Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Excellent white bass near sunkern island on hot summertime daytime.
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Castle Rock Lake Striped Bass Rating:
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Castle Rock Lake Trout Rating:
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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.


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