Deer Creek Lake

Current Temperature:
43°

Est Water Temperature:
57° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.94 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North-West at 09 Knots (10 MPH)

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Deer Creek Lake
National Pro Reports

Skiatook Lake, OK
2014-04-20
I had 4 great clients in the boat today from Oklahoma City. It was a beautiful morning to be at the lake and as it turned out the fish were going to be willing today as well. We got on the Hybrids ear... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Saratoga Lake, NY
2014-04-19
Its been a long winter but the ice have finally come off of the lake. So I hooked up the boat and headed to the lake today got there around 10am and headed to the west side of the lake. The wind was b... [more]

-John Ernst

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-04-19
This report is for 04/08/2014-04/18/2014. Sorry for the delay I have been extremely busy on the water and haven%u2019t had a chance to sit down and write.
The numbers of boats on the water have ... [more]

-Ian Huey

Lake Minnetonka, MN
2014-04-16
We are getting close to fishing lake minnetonka with open water. We are now past lake minnetonkas average ice out, with most channels open and the remaining ice being honey comb throughout. With a f... [more]

-Dan Jasper

Lake Guntersville, AL
2014-04-14
13 April 2014 Lake Guntersville %u2013 Really nice family joined me yesterday on Guntersville and after a slow first hour or so the guy%u2019s started putting them in the boat. Everyone caught fish ... [more]

-Jake (Mid South Bass Guide)

Ohio Reports

Deer Creek Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Deer Creek 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 Deer Creek 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!

Deer Creek Lake was designed and built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Deer Creek Lake project was first authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938, for the purpose of flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife enhancement. Dam construction was begun in 1965 and completed in 1968. Deer Creek Lake Dam is a part of the larger comprehensive flood control plan for the Ohio River Basin, a system of dams that reduces flooding on the Scioto and Ohio Rivers by holding back flood water. The estimated monetary savings in flood damages that been prevented downstream of the dam has surpassed the construction cost of the dam. In addition to flood reduction, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works in cooperation with Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Division of Wildlife to provide lakeside recreation and fish and wildlife management. Restrooms are located at the Project Office, Dam, ODNR Deer Creek State Park Campground, Harding Cabin Area, Marina, Beach, Picnic Areas, Lodge and Cabins, and the Golf course.

Deer Creek Lake FishingThe Ohio Department of Natural Resources has stocked the lake with Saugeye. Fish and Game laws are enforced by Ohio Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers. Fishing is allowed from boats and shoreline, in and along Deer Creek Lake and in Deer Creek below and above the lake. Ohio fishing licenses are required. [Deer Creek Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/24/2008]
State:
Ohio

County:
Shelby

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
1277

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
39.640026

Longitude:
-83.246498

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Deer Creek Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Deer Creek Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Deer Creek Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Shallow diving crankbaits and soft jerkbaits work well along shorelines with riprap.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 57 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Deer Creek Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Deer Creek Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Deer Creek Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish upstream of the lake for river smallmouth. Lake smallies are rare.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 57 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Deer Creek Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Deer Creek Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.4/5
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Deer Creek Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I find the best crappie fishing just below the dam in the spillway. Using crappie minnows set about a foot and a half below your float with light weight on your line. In a matter of a couple of hours me and a friend have caught upwards of 50+ fish. It makes for a great time.
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Deer Creek Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Deer Creek Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.1/5
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Deer Creek Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- No Walleye, only Saugeye.
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Deer Creek Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Deer Creek Lake Catfish Rating:
   4/5
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Deer Creek Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Caught 28 nice cats this morning between me my brother my son and a friend.Using bass minnows 3 or 4 on a hook fishing in the channel
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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.
Deer Creek Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Deer Creek Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   2/5
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Deer Creek Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- No Spotted Bass in Deer Creek Lake.
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Deer Creek Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Deer Creek Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Deer Creek Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catchin white bass in the creek
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Deer Creek Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Deer Creek Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Deer Creek Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Deer Creek Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:
06:45 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:16 EST







Deer Creek Lake Links
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...