Welcome to FishingNotes.com Howard Prairie 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. Howard Prairie 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:
Oregon
Latitude:
42.234976
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Jackson
Longitude:
-122.407258
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
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Surface Area (acres):
0
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Guest
2015-04-29
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Got skunked off east shore near the dam. Using red/green power bait.
Guest
2013-05-19
Species: Trout
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Just returned from the lake after camping on the 18th and 19th weekend. Fishing from the shore in super shallow water using green powerbait i caught three of the biggest fattest rainbows I have ever caught. At around 2 pounds each they were as fat as can be and around 16 to 18 inch average. It was strange since the water is already pretty warm, but the stormy weather may have brought the into the shallows. It was very fun.
Guest
2012-07-26
Species: White Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
i was gitting a lot if little ones with a dave\'s hopper dry fly on the bank
Guest
2011-06-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 50
finally caught more than 1 smallmouth.... went out thursday evening caught 8 in 2hours up to 3#s fish were still in 9 to 15 feet of water should really turn on with the warming weather
Howard Prairie Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Howard Prairie Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Howard Prairie Lake at 50 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.
Howard Prairie Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4
Howard Prairie Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 50 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.
Howard Prairie Lake Crappie Rating:
3
Howard Prairie Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- When Crappie are out of season the best thing is to find a rocky area and drop live or plastic bait in front of (or into if you\'re not afraid of snags) with little to no weight. They may or may not take the bait, although they will certainly investigate.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the Water Temperature at 50 all crappie should be up in their spawning areas now and spawn should be getting started. There will be a few few still in the deeps and prespawn areas, but a majority should be up getting ready or already spawning. Continue to hit the creek channels on the migration routes. Focus on isolated cover in a little shallower water. No need to get crazy shallow but start focusing on 15 feet or less of water. On warmer sunny days if the water is still at 50 you should attempt to bounce back and forth from 5-15 feet of water to attempt nailing a solid pattern fo r the day. Try a Kentucky rig baited with minnow, tube bait and small jigs.
Howard Prairie Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Howard Prairie 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.
Howard Prairie Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
Howard Prairie Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catfish are best found in deep water scouring the bottem for food. They prefer bait that is alive and kicking, so the best strategy is to cast or drop your line as far into the lake as possible. Depending on the type of catfish, the lake conditions, and weather conditions, they may prefer a dark night over a bright day.
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.
Howard Prairie Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
4
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Howard Prairie Lake at 50 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.
Howard Prairie Lake White Bass Rating:
4
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Howard Prairie Lake Trout Rating:
3.5
Howard Prairie Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- fish the opposite bank from the marina, trolling with a wedding ring tipped with a night crawler being the best. still fishing with power bait or night crawlers in the early morning at eagle rock or red rocks is also very good !
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Sunrise:

05:43 PST

Sunset:

20:30 PST

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