Welcome to FishingNotes.com Harlan County 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. Harlan County 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:
Nebraska
Latitude:
40.062801
Maximum Depth (ft):
55
County:
Harlan
Longitude:
-99.291955
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
13250
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2012-05-02
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
The crappie bite is starting to pick up. Caught about 40 nice ones on 4-29-2012
Guest
2012-03-26
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 45
A friend of mine caught a 19" largemouth on 3/25/2012
Guest
2010-07-08
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
if you want people to come to your lake.....give a fishing report. It's the 2nd largest lake in the state....come one
Harlan County Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Harlan County Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Harlan County Lake at 51 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth 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. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Harlan County Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Harlan County Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- fact..there isnt any smallmouth bass in Harlan...bogus
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 51 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.
Harlan County Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Harlan County Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Harlan County Lake Walleye Rating:
3.5
Harlan County Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Harlan County Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Harlan County Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- if your in deep water shad strip/gizzards are working quite well right now as
is stink bates.....
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.
Harlan County Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Harlan County Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Harlan County Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
Harlan County Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Try doll flies double rig white and yellow work best.

Look for birds, shallow not more than 10 to 12 feet.
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Harlan County Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Harlan County Lake Trout Rating:
3
Harlan County Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Use lindy rigs baited with corn. Fish just under 15 lbs.
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:

06:34 CST

Sunset:

20:32 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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