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Olander Lake, OH
2016-05-22
Fishing today with my daughter and the action was slow. Caught a couple small bluegill, but that was all. Using nightcrawlers and Gulp for trout. Noticed a few others around the lake catching a few he... [more]

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 52 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.
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 52 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 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.
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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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:

06:15 EST

Sunset:

20:50 EST

Moon Phase:


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