Charles Mill Lake

Current Temperature:
37°

Est Water Temperature:
56° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.98 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North at 13 Knots (15 MPH)

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Charles Mill 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]

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2014-10-19
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Ohio Reports

Charles Mill Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Charles Mill 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 Charles Mill 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!

Charles Mill Lake Dam is a rolled earth fill dam with an impervious, water resistent, clay core. The dam, is 48 feet high, 1,390 feet long and 20 feet wide. This flood reduction system also includes two dikes and one levee. These structures, the dam, dikes and levee, hold the water that may build up behind them from the 215 square mile drainage area the dam serves. The dam also has two spillways to handle water above the maximum the dam is designed to hold; one is built into the gate house, the other is beyond the gate house against the right abutment. There are five gates which allow the water to pass through the dam and provide control of it. During the summer months the lake is kept at about 31 feet at the dam which provides 1,350 surface acers of water. At that level the water is backed up the Black Fork about 5.2 miles. When the dam is holding the maximum flood water it is designed to hold there would be 6,050 surface acres of water behind the dam and water would be backed up the Black Fork 19.8 miles.

Fishing
Fishing is a very popular activity at Charles Mill Lake Dam Day Use Area; both below and above the dam. Below the dam the river is easy to get to, the setting is scenic and peaceful, and the bathroom and picnic facilities are convenient. Above the dam the fishing area is just a bit farther away from the amenities. [Charles Mill Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/24/2008]
State:
Ohio

County:
Ashland

Inpoundment Type:
reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
1350

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
40.763535

Longitude:
-82.377767

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
27

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:


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Charles Mill Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Charles Mill Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Charles Mill Lake at 56 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth 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. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Charles Mill Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Charles Mill Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   1.1/5
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Charles Mill Lake Crappie Fishing

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Charles Mill Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.3/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 56 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!
Charles Mill Lake Walleye Fishing

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Charles Mill Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.6/5
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Charles Mill Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Charles Mill Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.9/5
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- use cut bait like shade or blue gills
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.
Charles Mill Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

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Charles Mill Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Charles Mill Lake White Bass Fishing

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Charles Mill Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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Charles Mill Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Charles Mill Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2.7/5
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Charles Mill 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:
08:04 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:21 EST







Charles Mill Lake Links
Lake Map
http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/Fishing/lakemaps/Charles Mill Lake Fishing Map.html  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.ohiodnr.com/Wildlife  

State Fishing Licensee
https://www.greatlodge.com/oh/license/we...  

State Parks
http://www.ohiodnr.com/parks/  

State Fishing Records
http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/fishing/...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/PDF/pub1...