Hillsdale Lake

Current Temperature:
54°

Est Water Temperature:
60° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.01 (High)

Wind Speed:
South-East at 04 Knots (5 MPH)

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Hillsdale 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)

Kansas Reports

Gardner Lake, KS
2014-04-22
Fished Gardner lake this last weekend 4/19. Water temp in the lower 60\'s and starting to see some activity on spawning beds. Should be starting in the next couple weeks.... [more]

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

Hillsdale Lake is one of Kansas' premier fishing lakes. With over 75% of the standing timber left in the lake, fish populations have ideal habitat to grow and reproduce. Crappie are the species of choice for most fishermen at Hillsdale Lake. The lake reached conservation pool in 1985, since that time, crappie numbers have stayed at excellent levels to provide fishermen with plenty of action. A 10" length limit has been implemented for Crappie and a 20 fish limit has been implemented for Creel. Hillsdale is known as one of the top Largemouth Bass lakes in the state, with an 18" length limit on bass, bass numbers remain at high levels with many quality to trophy size bass. Another species of fish that is getting recognition in Hillsdale Lake is the Walleye, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks fisheries biologist have stocked millions of Walleye into Hillsdale. Netting samples show that the lake contains many quality to trophy size walleye. An 18" length limit applies to Hillsdale Lake Walleye. Hillsdale Lake also maintains a large population of catfish. Channel, and Flathead catfish prowl the lake always looking for a meal. Fishermen will need a state fishing license and a State Park Permit to fish from State Park areas. [Hillsdale Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 01/24/2008]

Fishing. Walleye

 


State:
Kansas

County:
Miami

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
4580

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
38.676386

Longitude:
-94.931831

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
59

Normal Elevation (ft):
917

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Hillsdale Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Hillsdale Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Hillsdale Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Rock pile is hit and miss for largemouth bass, but a great spot to try.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 60 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Hillsdale Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Hillsdale Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.1/5
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Hillsdale Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- If you are looking for Smallmouth Bass at hillsdale, you have your work cut out for you. There are no Smallmouth in Hillsdale
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Hillsdale Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Hillsdale Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.8/5
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Hillsdale Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Crappie fishing is great by the bridge piers
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Hillsdale Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Hillsdale Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.4/5
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Hillsdale Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Walleye fishing is getting better on Hillsdale. I have caught several decent walleye's while bass fishing here. Jerk baits mostly.
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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!
Hillsdale Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Hillsdale Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.9/5
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Hillsdale Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Caught a couple one-pound catfish off beef liver. Lots of bites.
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Hillsdale Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Hillsdale Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   0.3/5
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Hillsdale Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- spots do not live in this lake
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Hillsdale Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Hillsdale Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Hillsdale Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- A couple weeks ago tried for white bass running up the river. Not a bite, but managed to catch a
couple small ones in the spillway.
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Hillsdale Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Hillsdale Lake Trout Rating:
   0.6/5
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Hillsdale Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There is no Trout in this lake.
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Hillsdale Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:
06:34 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:01 CST







Hillsdale Lake Links
Camping Info
http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/hillsdale/camping.htm  

Army Corps. Lake P
http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/hillsdale/hillsdale_home.htm  

DWP Lake Info
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/fishing/where_to_fish_in_kansas/fishing_locations_public_waters/region_2/hillsdale_reservoir  

Lake Map
http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/hillsdale/hillsdale_brochure.htm  

Lake Map
http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/hillsdale/hillsdale.html  

State Park
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/state_parks/locations/hillsdale  

State Park PDF
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/state_parks/locations/hillsdale  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us  

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

State Fishing Records
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/fishing...  

State Parks
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/state_parks  

State Fishing Information
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/fishing...