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Wickham Lake, NY
2016-05-23
Went out 5/20 few small bass. Kinda slow water still cold. It's gonna warm up fast should help things. Water was very murky. ... [more]

Wickham Lake, NY
2016-05-23
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Oscawana Lake, NY
2016-05-22
Carp were added to the lake in may 2016 to control plant growth. Fyi.... [more]

Nuclear Lake, NY
2016-05-21
When fishing here be prepared to be harassed & followed by the woman who lives by the entrance. She says she's Fish & Wildlife but isn't willing to produce any i.d.. If you don't show her yo... [more]

Lake Neatahwanta, NY
2016-05-16
Went fishing on Thursday 5/12, 2 pm. Caught many small fish. Yellow perch, sun fish crappie, blue gill, bullhead, and a 6 inch long silvery white fish with rosy pectoral fins that I didn't recogn... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Copake 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. Copake 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:
New York
Latitude:
42.144247
Maximum Depth (ft):
20
County:
Columbia
Longitude:
-73.596087
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:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
Other
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Guest
2013-09-24
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Largemouth bass fishing has been declining the last 5 or 6 six years since the vegetation has been killed. Most largies are stunted and skinny and very few reach the 3 pound mark. The small mouth bass fishing has also declined. The lack of a suitable forage (alewives) or shad contributes to this situation. A two pounder is a big fish in this lake.
Guest
2013-09-24
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Largemouth bass fishing has been declining the last 5 or 6 six years since the vegetation has been killed. Most largies are stunted and skinny and very few reach the 3 pound mark. The small mouth bass fishing has also declined. The lack of a suitable forage (alewives) or shad contributes to this situation. A two pounder is a big fish in this lake.
Copake Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Copake Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Copake Lake at 44 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.
Copake Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 44 degrees. 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 smallmouth.
Copake Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Copake Lake Walleye Rating:
2
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be staging and getting ready to spawn now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Start looking for pre-spawn fish in deeper waters with easy access to shallow clean water rocky bottoms. Walleye should be feeding aggressively right up until they start laying eggs. This is a perfect time to be fishing for Walleye.
Copake Lake Catfish Rating:
0
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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.
Copake Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
0
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Copake Lake at 44 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.
Copake Lake White Bass Rating:
5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Copake Lake Striped Bass Rating:
4.5
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Copake Lake Trout Rating:
3
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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:

05:26 EST

Sunset:

20:16 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full