Lower Balsam Lake

Current Temperature:
48°

Est Water Temperature:
49° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.88 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
South at 07 Knots (8 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

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

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Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:


Latitude:
47.501993

Longitude:
-93.353920

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Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

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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 49 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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 49 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.
Lower Balsam Lake Crappie Fishing

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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.
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 49 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:
New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!
Sunrise:
07:50 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:04 CST







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State Fishing Records
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