Prettyboy Reservoir
Current Temperature:
Est Water Temperature:
58° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
29.85 (Normal)
Wind Speed:
South at 06 Knots (7 MPH)
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I fished here after work one day. Right by the park on 38th street. Its full of little sunnies. Size 10 hook with gulp alive crickets. They hit almost every cast. ... [more]

Welcome to Prettyboy 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. Prettyboy 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!
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Paved Ramps
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Municipal Park
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Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 53
Bluegill are waking up, but the larger fish seem to still be within deeper waters. Though a few small bass showed themselves.
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 71
sep 23 fishing for bass some are up on spinnerbaits some are deep the fishing is not good on sunny day and fish are moving up for fall
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 48
I have for two years now gone out on this reservoir, targeting catfish, trying just about all the techniques that I could read up on and to no avail have had no luck, if anyone has even caught Catfish in this reservoir in recent years, please let me know that they are even in there. According to the DNR website it lists channel cats as part of the variety of species that are in the reservoir, however I'm starting to doubt that claim given my failed attempts. I always see lots of Coy and Carp but never a Catfish of any kind, I think I have at one time or another caught everything that is listed on the DNR Website with the exception of this fish.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 60
Fished the large cove at Becklysville bridge from 9am - 11am 4/27/11. Water is cool. Larger largemouth are already on spawning beds and just getting started so they will be difficult to catch. Slightly smaller males will aggressively take plastic senko / stickbaits - although after a few are caught from shore they will turn off. (The area receives a lot of fishing pressure). From a boat - work downed trees near the backs of the coves. Largemouths seem to be in 2-8 feet of water. Crappies in woody structure will readily take a crappie tube and you'll likely get some small largemouth and rock bass this way. Large carp are roaming the coves and small schools of white perch are feeding right on the shoreline - small perch though. Get out there now!
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
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Was wondering if we could have a general idea on the fishing in pretty boy resevior Thank you
Prettyboy Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 58 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Prettyboy Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
Prettyboy Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Crayfish work quite well, but using any that aren\'t purchased from a certified bait store is illegal.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Prettyboy Reservoir Crappie Rating:
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Prettyboy Reservoir Walleye Rating:
Prettyboy Reservoir Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- they aren't in this lake
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!
Prettyboy Reservoir Catfish Rating:
Prettyboy Reservoir Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish in deep coves. Chicken livers work quite well, though I have not yet tried anything else.
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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 aren’t 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.
Prettyboy Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
Prettyboy Reservoir Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Has anyone caught a Spotted here?
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Prettyboy Reservoir White Bass Rating:
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!


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