Dawson Lake
Current Temperature:
19°
Est Water Temperature:
At or below freezing(What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.05 (High)
Wind Speed:
West at 09 Knots (10 MPH)
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Dawson Lake
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Dawson 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. Dawson 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:
Illinois
Latitude:
40.411213
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
McLean
Longitude:
-88.723510
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2015-04-11
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Fish shallow waters with flashy spinners/spoons for guaranteed largemouth success. Reel in slow from about 10 feet..they hit around 4-5 feet from shore. Let them chase...they will hit hard, must be ready to set your hook. I lost a big one this week from lazily attempting to set my hook.
Dawson Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Dawson Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spring fishing is coming soon. Keep checking back with FishingNotes.com for daily fishing advise. FishingNotes.com is dedicated to bringing you all the information you need to make the best decision for todays fishing. We will have information for fishing every species in Dawson Lake including; Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, Crappie, Walleye, Catfish, Sunfish, Perch, Walleye, Sauger, White bass, Striped bass, Hybrid Bass, Lake Trout, and more.
Dawson Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
Dawson Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Bass are hitting hard despite the cool water temps...try a flashy spinner or spoon and you\'ll have an
excitement filled day! They strike about 4 feet from shore, averaging about a foot and 1.5 lbs.
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is not very good when the water temperature is this low.
Dawson Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Dawson Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is not very good when the water temperature is this low.
Dawson Lake Walleye Rating:
3.5
Dawson Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Dawson Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Dawson Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Catfish fishing is not very good when the water temperature is this low.
Dawson Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Dawson Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Dawson Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
Dawson Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Dawson Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.5
Dawson Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. 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. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

07:57 CST

Sunset:

18:21 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full