Welcome to FishingNotes.com Herrington 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. Herrington 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:
Kentucky
Latitude:
37.704263
Maximum Depth (ft):
145
County:
Boyle
Longitude:
-84.712434
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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2015-04-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
I have access to a dock off the shore of Herrington. I want to catch lots of fish, preferably catfish. What should I use and should I even try on a dock?
Herrington Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Herrington Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Don't Know the top bait at this Lake as it is said this is one well kept secret.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Herrington Lake at 54 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.
Herrington Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
Herrington Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are not smallmouth bass in the lake
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 54 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.
Herrington Lake Crappie Rating:
3
Herrington Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Crappie are always on structure in Herrington. When you figure out a tree where crappie are holding and the bite stops. Leave that tree for another(fresh tree/spot)and come back later. Often times you will have a good tree, catch 3-5 crappie then go to another and do the same. A few hours later you may revisit that spot and pull out 3-5 more.
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.
Herrington Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Herrington Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- use minnows
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!
Herrington Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
Herrington Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Use bisquits with garlic powder! trust me :)
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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.
Herrington Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
2.5
Herrington Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Kentucky spotted bass are great in the late summer. Fish with white inline spinners.
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.
Herrington Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
Herrington Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Use something that runs shallow and rattles. Fish slowly but with twitching jerks. The vibration and slow presentation brings out the agressivness of these fish even durring this cold front.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Herrington Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Herrington Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Use a white in-line spinner to catch hybrids
Striped Bass 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:

06:46 EST

Sunset:

20:25 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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