Delaware Lake

Current Temperature:
28°

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

Barometric Pressure:
30.18 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
North-West at 06 Knots (7 MPH)

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Delaware Lake
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Delaware Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Delaware 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 Delaware 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!

Delaware Lake is part of a system of dams that reduce flood stages in the Olentangy, Scioto, and Ohio River Basins; benefiting communities and agricultural lands between Delaware and the Gulf of Mexico. Delaware Dam and Reservoir is located 32 miles above the mouth of the scenic Olentangy River, a tributary of the Scioto River, near Delaware Ohio. Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938 for the purposes of flood reduction, low-flow control for pollution reduction and water supply, recreation and fish and wildlife management, the project was constructed between 1947 and 1951 at a cost of $ 4,307,000. The project was constructed and is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District. The Dam is a rolled earth fill type with a concrete gated spillway section. At a length of 3 Ĺ miles and a height of 92 feet, Delaware Dam controls a drainage area of 386 square miles through the use of five gated sluices and six 25 foot by 32 foot tainter/radial gates. Golden Age and Golden Access passports may be used for a 50% discount at all Federally operated areas where a fee is charged.

Delaware Lake Fishing
Fishing is allowed from boats and shoreline, in and along Fishing. Ohio fishing licenses are required. [Delaware Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/24/2008]
State:
Ohio

County:
Delaware

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
963

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
40.394012

Longitude:
-83.056746

Water Clarity:
0-1 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
29

Normal Elevation (ft):
915

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Delaware Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Delaware Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Delaware Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Flukes work great here
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.
Delaware Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Delaware Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.9/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 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.
Delaware Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Delaware Lake Crappie Rating:
   4/5
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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.
Delaware Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Delaware Lake Walleye Rating:
   3/5
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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.
Delaware Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Delaware Lake Catfish Rating:
   4.1/5
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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.
Delaware Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Delaware Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   2.2/5
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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.
Delaware Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Delaware Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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Delaware Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Delaware Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2/5
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Delaware Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
Sunrise:
08:54 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:04 EST







Delaware Lake Links
Lake Map
http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/Fishing/lakemaps/Delaware Lake Fishing Map.htm  

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...