Rathbun Lake

Current Temperature:
52°

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

Barometric Pressure:
30.06 (High)

Wind Speed:
East at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

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Rathbun 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

Iowa Reports

Rathbun Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Rathbun 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 Rathbun 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!
State:
Iowa

County:
Appanoose

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
11000

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
40.886722

Longitude:
-93.014663

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
50

Normal Elevation (ft):
904

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Rathbun Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Rathbun Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Rathbun 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.
Rathbun Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Rathbun Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   1.9/5
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Rathbun Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Rathbun Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.1/5
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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!
Rathbun Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Rathbun Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.2/5
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Rathbun Lake Catfish Fishing

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Rathbun Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.9/5
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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.
Rathbun Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

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Rathbun Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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Rathbun Lake White Bass Fishing

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Rathbun Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Rathbun Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Rathbun Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Rathbun Lake Trout Fishing

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Rathbun Lake Trout Rating:
   2.6/5
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Rathbun 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:
07:39 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:11 CST







Rathbun Lake Links
Camping Info
http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/rathbun/camping.htm  

Army Corps. Lake P
http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/rathbun/rathbun_home.htm  

DWP Lake Info
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Lake Map
http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/rathbun/brochure/rathbunlakemap.pdf  

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Guide Service
http://www.jklitehouse.com/fishingnews.html  

State Park
http://www.iowadnr.com/parks/honeycreek/index.html  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
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State Fishing Licensee
http://www.wildlifelicense.com/ia  

State Parks
http://www.iowadnr.com/parks/index.html  

State Fishing Information
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State Fishing Records
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