Clinton Lake
Current Temperature:
33° F
Est Water Temperature:
44° F (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
29.82 inHg (Normal)
Wind Speed:
South-East at 12 Knots (14 MPH)
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Clinton Lake
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Clinton 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. Clinton Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. 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:
Kansas
Latitude:
38.91969
Maximum Depth (ft) :
55
County:
Douglas
Longitude:
-95.40525
Normal Elevation (ft):
875
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
7000
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2011-09-08
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Nothing using live and cut bait. Horrible year so far.
Guest
2011-08-09
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Crappie shown is a black crappie. Though highly desirable, it's much more likely the crappie population in Clinton is predominantly WHITE crappie. Any crappie fishermen on Clinton able to offer their actual experience? And, with the crappie fishing slowed by water temps, any observations re channel cats?
Guest
2011-04-01
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
the lake is as low is ive ever seen it....anyone know what is going on?
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General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Clinton Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
4.1
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Clinton Lake at 44 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.
Clinton Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 44 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.
Clinton Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
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- They actually move up and stage at this point in anticipation for spawn. Try channels and brush in
10-15 ft of water. We have been catching good numbers at Clinton
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Clinton Lake Walleye Rating:
2.8
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Clinton Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
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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.
Clinton Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
1.3
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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.
Clinton Lake White Bass Rating:
3.9
Clinton Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Brushpiles with shartruse gigs 2-1 foot from the bottom.
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Clinton Lake Striped Bass Rating:
4.4
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Clinton Lake Trout Rating:
4.2
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The full moon has just past. The gravitational pull is starting to decrease with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. 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. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.

Sunrise:

13:38

Sunset:

23:28

Moon Phase:


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