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!
State:
Kansas
Latitude:
38.676386
Maximum Depth (ft):
59
County:
Miami
Longitude:
-94.931831
Normal Elevation (ft):
917
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
4580
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2016-05-01
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 63
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. We've had better days there. Thinking early cold front & rain just didn't help. Good luck other anglers. Also saw many fishing shallow but not really catching keepers.
Guest
2016-04-17
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
crappie hitting on colorful jigs in deepwater 25-30ft. slow going 4 dinks for every keeper. white bass hitting colorful jigs everywhere on lake dinks to 2 pounders. again 4 dinks for every keeper. no nightcrawler bites at all catfish and walleye on the shallows and drop off huh it was a low barmetric pressure day
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2016-03-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 0
Water Temperature: 47
Fishing is extremly slow now.
Guest
2016-03-17
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature:
Hillsdale going to get good fast now. Water temp climbing and activity is starting to happen everywhere!!
Guest
2016-02-14
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
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!!
Guest
2015-09-01
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
Crappie and walleye on medium size shad lures and worm rigs is fair. Normally catch a catfish or twelve in the process but oddly caught none.
Guest
2015-04-09
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 53
Fishing was pretty slow last weekend. Caught a few nice crappie, but a lot of work for each fish. Water temperature around 50-55 in different parts of the lake.
Guest
2014-04-27
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Fishing was great this morning early before the storms hit. Windy fishing but pretty good. Catching a lot of crappie and whites \'.
Guest
2013-11-29
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
crappie are hitting pretty decent at the heated dock. drop minnow about 20 ft and slowly raise minnow up and crappie seem to follow it up and grab it before reaching 5 ft.
Guest
2013-04-06
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Crappie fishing is on at Hillsdale. Water is still really cold, but catching crappie deep. It\'s going to be a great year!
Hillsdale Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Hillsdale Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Rock pile is hit and miss for largemouth bass, but a great spot to try.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Hillsdale Lake at 53 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Hillsdale Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
Hillsdale Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- If you are looking for Smallmouth Bass at hillsdale, you have your work cut out for you. There are no Smallmouth in Hillsdale
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 53 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.
Hillsdale Lake Crappie Rating:
4
Hillsdale Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Crappie fishing is great by the bridge piers
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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.
Hillsdale Lake Walleye Rating:
3.5
Hillsdale Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Walleye fishing is getting better on Hillsdale. I have caught several decent walleye's while bass fishing here. Jerk baits mostly.
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
Hillsdale Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Hillsdale Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Caught a couple one-pound catfish off beef liver. Lots of bites.
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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.
Hillsdale Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
1.5
Hillsdale Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- spots do not live in this lake
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.
Hillsdale Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
Hillsdale Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- A couple weeks ago tried for white bass running up the river. Not a bite, but managed to catch a
couple small ones in the spillway.
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Hillsdale Lake Trout Rating:
0.5
Hillsdale Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There is no Trout in this lake.
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new 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.

Sunrise:

06:01 CST

Sunset:

20:32 CST

Moon Phase:


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