Pine Flat Lake
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Est Water Temperature:
44° (What's This)
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Pine Flat Lake
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Welcome to Pine Flat 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. Pine Flat 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!
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Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
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Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 59
Pine Flat fishing was tough .The amount of bass tournaments has effected the lake .If you fish the lake a lot you avoid the tournament weekends and times and go several days after one . I caught 7 Dinks mostly plastics and spoons and most of them have hook marks in there mouths from being caught before . Fish are in the 1lb to 2 lb mark . I caught a smallmouth that was caught on a pignjig that was 2.3 lbs . She had eggs .All bass were released . There is a difference in fishing here when there have been no tournaments for a week .It is my opinion the less pressure the better the bite . 2/19/2016
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 52
"Wide open after the all the recent rains...jigs, worms dropshot all work. Caught fish from 10 - 40 feet. best 5 went 10lbs. Lot 1.5 to 1.75lb. fish to be caught."
Pine Flat Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
Pine Flat Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish early in the morning.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Pine Flat 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.
Pine Flat Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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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.
Pine Flat Lake Crappie Rating:
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- I catch them deep at 65 feet in feburary .Most of the time i use live bait as they seldom take artifical lures and jigs . I spent years to find the right spot and they are there every single year for the last 6 years .You can get limits with up to 4lb crappie . Pineflat is not known for its crappie but those that have found out the spot and what to use and technique enjoy haveing this monopoly on the lake . By the way the crappie at pineflat are extremely tasty and clean tasteing .
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.
Pine Flat Lake Walleye Rating:
Pine Flat Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Dont fish for them here they don't exist in this lake!
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Pine Flat Lake Catfish Rating:
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- catfish are heating up because I went there may 1st 2010 and caught 12 in 30min.Catfish are spawning this time so you can just go out there and find a spot where there is a lot of vegetation and flat planes under the water.
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.
Pine Flat Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
Pine Flat Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Spotted bass are mostly caught around March through May and where there are many bait fish. They will often bite around 12 o clock and 3 o clock when it is very sunny. The most used and most affective lures are usually plastic worms and crawdads. To find these fish,look for heavy vegetation or trees.
The average length is 15 inches or more. Identifying them is a little tricky with a largemouth bass.To identify,look for three clues the mouth and the color. The mouth of a largemouth bass goes pass the eye while the mouth of the spotted bass doesn't. Also spotted bass has a tongue patch. The color of a largemouth bass is olive green and has a black line going through the middle of its body. The color of a spotted bass is dark green and has a black line,like the largemouth, going through the middle of its body followed by many spots.
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. 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 Spotted.
Pine Flat Lake White Bass Rating:
Pine Flat Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Tip of the decade. Don't waste your time. There are no White Bass in this lake. LOL.
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Pine Flat Lake Trout Rating:
Pine Flat Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are trout and kokanee salmon in the lake. The fish do not stay in deep places. They bite on power bait and most of the time the kokanee salmon will eat shad running along the surface on the lake.
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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.


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