Bethany Reservoir
Current Temperature:
50° F
Est Water Temperature:
65° F (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.02 inHg (High)
Wind Speed:
West at 08 Knots (9 MPH)
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Welcome to Bethany Reservoir 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. Bethany Reservoir 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!
Maximum Depth (ft) :
Normal Elevation (ft):
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
Fish is bitting on stank bait and anchovie , deep water is your best bet to catch nice catfish .
Bethany Reservoir General Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- windy lots of cats and stripers on chicken liver
General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Bethany Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
Bethany Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- it is good around shady areas
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 65 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Bethany Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
Bethany Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- barely any
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 65. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Bethany Reservoir Crappie Rating:
Bethany Reservoir Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Haven\'t caught any crappie\'s ever at Betheny. Have caught nice size Bluegills.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will be coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding much more aggressively making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Crappie will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into schools again in the old river channels. It?s time to hit the water. Have fun today!
Bethany Reservoir Walleye Rating:
Bethany Reservoir Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- no walleye
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Bethany Reservoir Catfish Rating:
Bethany Reservoir Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catfish are being caught on night crawlers and jumbo red worms at the pumps.
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Bethany Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
Bethany Reservoir Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 65 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Bethany Reservoir White Bass Rating:
Bethany Reservoir White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- no white bass
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Bethany Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
Bethany Reservoir Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- is there striped bass here?
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Bethany Reservoir Trout Rating:
Bethany Reservoir Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- no trout
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 another full 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.





Moon Phase:

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