Spencer Lake

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Spencer 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

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

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LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
This 618-acre wildlife area is situated in northeastern Ohio in Medina County, approximately two miles east of the village of Spencer, north of State Route 162. State Route 162 and Medina County Roads 27 and 58 provide good access. Spencer Lake Wildlife Area is in the glaciated portion of the state. It is characterized by gently rolling topography; the soil is rather heavy and the lower, level land tends to be wet in the spring.

HISTORY AND PURPOSE
The original land acquisitions were made in 1956, but it was not until 1961 that the dike and dam structures were completed and 60 acres were flooded.

This lake is unusual in that it is constructed on a “saddle,” or watershed divide, and has a dam structure on both ends of the lake. A severe storm in July 1969 washed out the north dam. The dam was rebuilt in 1970 and the lake was enlarged to 78 acres.

A complete drawdown of Spencer Lake was implemented in 1985 to facilitate a fishery rehabilitation project. Three locations along the causeway were recontoured and deepened to 12 feet, thereby providing improved depths and better shore fishing opportunities. The lake was refilled and stocked with largemouth bass, bluegills, and channel catfish and reopened to fishing in 1986.

Present management of the wildlife area includes establishment of grass-legume meadows and annual food patches, maintenance of open areas, and native brushy fencerows to improve conditions for upland game.

FISH AND WILDLIFE
Fish species in Spencer Lake include largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish.
Cottontail rabbits, ring-necked pheasants, and fox squirrels are the most common game species, with rabbits the most abundant. Muskrats, raccoons, minks, opossums, and
skunks occur commonly and waterfowl are hunted at the lake and stream on the area. Deer and wild turkeys visit the area occasionally. A great variety of both nesting and migrant birds utilize the area. Of particular interest to birding enthusiasts is the spring migration of waterfowl and songbirds.

HUNTING, TRAPPING, AND FISHING
Waterfowl hunting is popular. The most common species are the wood duck and Canada goose, followed by the blue-winged teal and mallard. Upland game species are well distributed throughout the wildlife area because of the uniform distribution of crop fields, shrubby coverts, grasslands, and woods. Raccoon hunting is productive throughout the area. Furbearers, especially muskrats, provide many hours of recreation for trappers.

The best largemouth bass fishing is in spring and early summer. Artificial lures are successful (spoons, spinners, plugs, and poppers) when used near structures such as fallen trees, tree stumps, and edges of weed beds and on drop-offs. Natural baits (minnows, crayfish, frogs, and night crawlers) should be used with hook sizes 1/0 to 6/0.

Bluegills are most easily caught on the spawning beds, but they can also be found along weed beds and around submerged brush. The most common fishing gear is light tackle with a size 8 to 12 hook baited with earthworms, maggots, crickets, or leeches. Flyrod casting with small floating poppers or a rubber spider can also be highly productive.

Channel catfish are more easily caught during the summer at night by fishing live or cut bait on the bottom.

PUBLIC USE FACILITIES
Parking lots with boat launching ramps have been provided on both sides of the lake at the ends of the access roads. Boats are restricted to electric motors only. An archery range was established in 1994, east of the lake. It consists of various known distance targets and a walk-through course of unknown distance targets.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Further information may be obtained from the Wildlife District Three Office, 912 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron, Ohio 44319; telephone (330) 644-2293.

TURN IN A POACHER
Ohio’s TIP, “Turn In a Poacher,” program is helping to curtail poaching throughout the state. TIP is designed to involve the public in reporting wildlife violations. Citizens who observe wildlife violations should call the TIP toll-free hotline, 1-800-POACHER.

[Spencer Lake. http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/, 02/21/2010]

This is a ELECTRIC MOTOR ONLY lake.


State:
Ohio

County:
Medina

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
87

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
41.111357

Longitude:
-82.083667

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
12

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
Trolling Only

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Spencer Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Spencer Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   4/5
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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.
Spencer Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Spencer Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2/5
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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.
Spencer Lake Crappie Fishing

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Spencer Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.8/5
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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.
Spencer Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Spencer Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.3/5
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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.
Spencer Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Spencer Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.3/5
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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.
Spencer Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Spencer Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   -1.5/5
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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.
Spencer Lake White Bass Fishing

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Spencer Lake White Bass Rating:
   2.5/5
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Spencer Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Spencer Lake Striped Bass Rating:
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Spencer 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:
08:29 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:00 EST







Spencer Lake Links
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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...