Lower Balsam Lake

Current Temperature:
30°

Est Water Temperature:
51° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.47 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Lower Balsam Lake
National Pro Reports

Skiatook Lake, OK
2014-10-21
The fish are really turned on at Skiatook. Shorter days and cooler water temperatures have triggered a feeding frenzy at Skiatook. The fish are trying their best to put on body fat to make it through ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-10-19
Fishing has remained hit or miss for us over the last several weeks with some days being better then others and the quality bite very difficult to find. Most of the same patterns that have been produc... [more]

-Ian Huey

Minnesota Reports

Little Vermillion La, MN
2014-10-30
This is great lake to go fishing at except for a few minor problems. My kids and I decided to go there to go there to celebrate fathers day but when we arrived not more than 100 yards from the fis... [more]

Little Vermillion La, MN
2014-10-30
This is great lake to go fishing at except for a few minor problems. My kids and I decided to go there to go there to celebrate fathers day but when we arrived not more than 100 yards from the fis... [more]

Lower Balsam Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lower Balsam 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. Vital fishing information for Lower Balsam Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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:
Minnesota

County:
Itasca

Inpoundment Type:


Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:


Latitude:
47.501993

Longitude:
-93.353920

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Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:


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Lower Balsam Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 51 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.
Lower Balsam Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lower Balsam Lake at 51 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Smallmouth 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. Smallmouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lower Balsam Lake Crappie Fishing

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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 51 degree water. Crappie will be nicely bunched up still and moving more aggresively than when the water temperature is in the 35 to 50 degree range. With baitfish getting more active, the crappie fishing will be good. Good luck today!
Lower Balsam Lake Walleye Fishing

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Lower Balsam Lake Catfish Fishing

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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.
Lower Balsam Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

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With Lower Balsam Lake at 51 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.
Lower Balsam Lake White Bass Fishing

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Lower Balsam Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Lower Balsam Lake Trout Fishing

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Lower Balsam 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:
08:00 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
17:53 CST







Lower Balsam Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/index.html  

State Fishing Licensee
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State Fishing Records
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State Parks
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