Deer Creek Lake

Current Temperature:
36°

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

Barometric Pressure:
29.97 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North at 13 Knots (15 MPH)

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Deer Creek 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]

-Steve Carroll

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-10-19
Fishing has remained hit or miss for us over the last several weeks with some days being better then others and the quality bite very difficult to find. Most of the same patterns that have been produc... [more]

-Ian Huey

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):
With Deer Creek Lake at 57 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.
Deer Creek Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Deer Creek Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.7/5
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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):
Deer Creek Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Deer Creek Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.5/5
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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):
The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 57 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!
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.
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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):
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 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:
08:05 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:27 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...