Welcome to FishingNotes.com Prior 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. Prior 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:
Minnesota
Latitude:
44.725217
Maximum Depth (ft):
65
County:
Scott
Longitude:
-93.421427
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Other
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Guest
2012-08-30
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 68
Caught some LM chasing minnows and always by weedbeds. We fished mostly the very upper part of the lake on the MN side. The best fishing was around small current breaks with weeds and especially when we saw minnows being chased.
Guest
2012-01-18
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
slow
Guest
2012-01-18
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
slow finding some here and there but slow
Prior Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Prior Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- lots of 12 inch fish very few 34 and five pounders it'll take a couple years till it gets good again
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Prior 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.
Prior Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
1.5
Prior Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- look for riprap and fallen trees and stay for about 4 to 5 casts then move on
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.
Prior Lake Crappie Rating:
3
Prior Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Croppie numbers are way down
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.
Prior Lake Walleye Rating:
3.5
Prior Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- wait til opener
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.
Prior Lake Catfish Rating:
2
Prior Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Prior Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
1.5
Prior Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Prior Lake at 53 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted 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. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Prior Lake White Bass Rating:
2.5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Prior Lake Striped Bass Rating:
1.5
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Prior Lake Trout Rating:
-0.5
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:

05:35 CST

Sunset:

20:46 CST

Moon Phase:


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