Prior Lake

Current Temperature:
30°

Est Water Temperature:
41° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.02 (High)

Wind Speed:
South-East at 08 Knots (9 MPH)

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Prior Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Prior 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 Prior 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:
Scott

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
Other

Latitude:
44.725217

Longitude:
-93.421427

Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
65

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Prior Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Prior Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Prior Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- lots of 12 inch fish very few 34 and five pounders it'll take a couple years till it gets good again
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 41 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.
Prior Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Prior Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   1.3/5
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Prior Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- look for riprap and fallen trees and stay for about 4 to 5 casts then move on
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 41 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.
Prior Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Prior Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.2/5
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Prior Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Croppie numbers are way down
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.
Prior Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Prior Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.4/5
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Prior Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- wait til opener
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.
Prior Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Prior Lake Catfish Rating:
   1.9/5
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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.
Prior Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Prior Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   1.4/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Prior Lake at 41 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.
Prior Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Prior Lake White Bass Rating:
   2.3/5
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Prior Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Prior Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   1.3/5
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Prior Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Prior Lake Trout Rating:
   -0.6/5
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Prior 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:
08:52 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
17:32 CST







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

State Fishing Licensee
https://www1.wildlifelicense.com/mn  

State Fishing Records
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/state...  

State Parks
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/i...