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. Hillsdale 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!
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- Awesome bass cove. Deep water relief and excellent spawning flats. Great top water in the summer. View Tip Location on Map - 5lb Largemouth Bass caught here on Topwater. Fall fishing, topwater buzzbait. View Tip Location on Map - Crappie tend to school along this shoreline. Look for them in 20ft or so of water. View Tip Location on Map - Good luck on catching Largemouth this time of year. They are deep and moving slow. If you have the time, you can get it done. There are Largemouth caught on Hillsdale during the winter by die hard fisherman. But with the low numbers and abundant baitfish, it\'s tough for sure. - Boat Ramp View Tip Location on Map - Largemouth are becoming active but very slowly right now. Deep points with plastics and a lot of patience can make some bites happen. View Tip Location on Map
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 81 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
- I\'ve heard of people catching Smallmouth bass in Hillsdale, but I\'m certain they are not smallmouth unless fisherman transplated. KDWP has never pursued stocking Smallies in this lake.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
- Lots of great crappie at this lake. - If you can get out on the main lake the Crappie are hitting in Deep Breaks. Fishing is slow going, but they are catchable. Be Safe out there!! View Tip Location on Map - Crappie are starting to pop. Almost time to hit it hard. View Tip Location on Map - Too hot. If you're able to get out then fish deep. View Tip Location on Map
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
With the water temperatures up this high, the walleye will really be moving slow and feeding even slower. It will be extremely difficult to stay on fish and catch good numbers. There will be good days that you can find a good pattern and fill the live well up. The good days of walleye fishing will be fewer and farther between until the water temperature gets back down. Good luck.
Unlike most North American fish species, blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish are comfortable when the water temperature is this high. They will be feeding and moving in typical patterns. You will start having a little better luck if you can get to some moving water that is adding a little more oxygen for the baitfish and the catfish will be there also.
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
- Got a 12inch night fishing on 1/7/2011 along the cliff-side/submerged trees View Tip Location on Map - Had a great day! Fished this area between the stumps in the clearing with crankbaits and had great success. Cought and released 15 fish between 18-23 inches. Water temp was 64 degrees. View Tip Location on Map - Went fishing on Thursday, March 29th 2012. The white bass were running up the creek. Caught 63 nice fish. Dinner tonight should be good. View Tip Location on Map - Caught quite a few white bass off minnows right after the bridge on Tontzville Rd. They bite best on windy day after the rain. The usual time for them to bite well at this location is from 10:00 PM to 5 AM. View Tip Location on Map - always catch nice ones up in the trees when fishing for crappie. View Tip Location on Map - Some White Bass can be found in the deeper water transitions in the main lake channel as the water warms up to cooler spring temps and before they start running up the rivers for Spawn. View Tip Location on Map - Good View Tip Location on Map
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
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.