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Hillsdale Lake, KS
2016-05-01
4/30/2016 Extremely windy crappies were back out 25-35' water depth fishing line down 15-20' using minnows. Only had 4 keepers but 3 were over 11", 1 white bass. Only 1 crappie with eggs. W... [more]

Ottawa State Lake, KS
2016-04-27
Caught about 20 saugeye. One keeper. Crankbaits and jig and crawler. ... [more]

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:
38.919689
Maximum Depth (ft):
55
County:
Douglas
Longitude:
-95.405246
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?
Clinton Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Clinton Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 57 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Clinton Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Clinton Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 57 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Clinton Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Clinton Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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 should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Clinton Lake Walleye Rating:
3
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
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:
1.5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Clinton Lake White Bass Rating:
4
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Clinton Lake Trout Rating:
4
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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:

06:23 CST

Sunset:

20:13 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full