Charles Mill Lake

Current Temperature:
19°

Est Water Temperature:
38° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.41 (High)

Wind Speed:
South at 08 Knots (9 MPH)

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Charles Mill Lake
National Pro Reports

Keystone Lake, OK
2014-11-08
Finding rocky wind blown points near sandy shorelines is the key to good Striper and Sandbass fishing this week at Keystone. Top waters and Shad colored swim baits are the best bets on this afternoon ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

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):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 38 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.
Charles Mill Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Charles Mill Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   1.1/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 38 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.
Charles Mill Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Charles Mill Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.3/5
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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.
Charles Mill Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Charles Mill Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.6/5
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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.
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

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Charles Mill Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. 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 Spotted.
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:
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:
08:27 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:03 EST







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

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