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):
With Hillsdale Lake at 48 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.
- 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 slow with the water temperature at 48 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.
- 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
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.
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.
- 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.