Hillsdale Lake

Current Temperature:
25°

Est Water Temperature:
39° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.47 (High)

Wind Speed:
North-West at 07 Knots (8 MPH)

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Hillsdale Lake
National Pro Reports

Keystone Lake, OK
2014-11-08
Finding rocky wind blown points near sandy shorelines is the key to good Striper and Sandbass fishing this week at Keystone. Top waters and Shad colored swim baits are the best bets on this afternoon ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Kansas Reports

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:
   3.6/5
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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 going to be slow with the water temperature at 39 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 39 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
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):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Hillsdale Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Hillsdale Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.3/5
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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):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
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 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.
Hillsdale Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Hillsdale Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   0.6/5
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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):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Hillsdale Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Hillsdale Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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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:
The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
Sunrise:
08:18 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
17:56 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...