Dawson Lake

Current Temperature:
66°

Est Water Temperature:
73° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.00 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
South at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

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Dawson Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-08-26
Well fall has defiantly arrived early this year on Old Hickory and the fishing has been consistently tough for the most part. Fall fishing on Old Hickory is typically pretty tough and usually doesn%u... [more]

-Ian Huey

Illinois Reports

Lake Decatur, IL
2014-08-23
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Dawson Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Dawson 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 Dawson 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:
Illinois

County:
McLean

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
40.411213

Longitude:
-88.723510

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:


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Dawson Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Dawson Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
73 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Dawson Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Dawson Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.1/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 73. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Dawson Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Dawson Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.3/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
Dawson Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Dawson Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.5/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
Dawson Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Dawson Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.9/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Dawson Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Dawson Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 73 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Dawson Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Dawson Lake White Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Dawson Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Dawson Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2.7/5
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Dawson 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:
06:27 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:21 CST







Dawson Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://dnr.state.il.us  

State Fishing Licensee
https://www1.wildlifelicense.com/il  

State Fishing Records
http://dnr.state.il.us/fish/Page_38.pdf  

State Parks
http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/par...  

State Fishing Information
http://dnr.state.il.us/fish/digest/diges...