Welcome to FishingNotes.com Cowan 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. Cowan 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:
Ohio
Latitude:
39.387356
Maximum Depth (ft):
42
County:
Clinton
Longitude:
-83.898020
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
0-1 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
692
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2014-03-23
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 43
Caught a few crappies yesterday. Only active ones were on the bottom in 30 feet of water.
Guest
2013-07-14
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 82
Fished Cowen lake 7-2-13 thru 7-6-13 from the campground ramp to the island area.. Caught 30 to 40 bass per day on purple rubber worms... The bass were from 13 inches to 18 inches and near down trees and rock.. had a great time.. Also caught 7 to 10 inch crappies while fishing small pink and white jigs with curly tails..
Guest
2012-04-04
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 60
We yesterday and was casting jigs looking for crappie that have moved up. Fishing was a little slow. The fish were pretty spread out. We did manage to catch about 45 and kept 36. The keepers averaged about 10 inches.
Guest
2011-08-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 79
Caught several nice crappie Wednesday. Seen two guys with two baskets full. They were keeping everything. Never seen them catch one over six inches. SAD!
Guest
2010-06-13
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 82
June 7th 2010: Surface water temp 82 during the day...haven't seen a lot of action on the lake yet...
lpdude
2009-06-20
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
I fished for crappie last Tuesday evening. Caught 15 keepers and several under the limit using minnows.
Cowan Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Cowan Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 7/24/10 Right now you should be using frogs in the thick moss and lily pads. I have caught quite a few on a Black Spro Bronze eye jr.,Black Ribbits (Awesome Bait) and Jig and Pig in the thick cover. Keeping it simple. Dont work your frogs to fast. Stay in the shady areas and depth has not been a factor. Catching bass in 1 and 2 ft of water in the thick stuff mostly on points and in the coves, stickin to the basics. Fished 6 hours today started at 5:45 this morning and went till noon. Caught my last one at 11:30 when it was sunny and 88 on my temp gauge. These baits are like shovels you just have to dig em out.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Cowan Lake at 55 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.
Cowan Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
Cowan Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are no smallmouth in cowan lake.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 55 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.
Cowan Lake Crappie Rating:
3
Cowan Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 7/24/2010 Caught a few deep 10 ft min. This lake has no size limit so please use your good judgment before keeping crappie that you might get 1 oz of slab off of. Seen way to many people keeping very small crappie this past spring.
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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.
Cowan Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Cowan Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there isn't any walleye
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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!
Cowan Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
Cowan Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 55-60 degree weather,shrimp,gold fish and chicken livers are the best.
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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.
Cowan Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Cowan Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- deep swim jigs or heavy crankbaits
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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.
Cowan Lake White Bass Rating:
3
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Cowan Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3
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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:

06:36 EST

Sunset:

20:27 EST

Moon Phase:


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