Stockton Lake
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45° (What's This)
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Welcome to Stockton 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. Stockton 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:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
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Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
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Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Black crappie are taking soft spinner baits with about a thumb nail size silver spinner. White crappie are taking raw pork rind with about a thumb nail size spinner also.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 65
was shore fishing yesterday and 5 cats within the first 2 hours. two channels that were every bit of 10lbs+ and the third that went 8lbs or so. other two were 1lbs. was using cut shad on the bottom. weather was clear and sunny around 75. would post pics but dont know how.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 83
good and fair to exelent
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
I fished Stockton April 10th. It was chilly in the morning water 53 as the sun came up and wind started blowing the water eventually warmed up to 58. We caught 12 lm bass with our largest 2.5. Caught them on spinner bait and a crankbait on secondary points.
Stockton Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
Stockton Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Top water early and late, try a super spook jr or a buzzbait. try a white spinnerbait with gold willow leaf blades or a wiggle wart on the wind blown banks, keep chucking and it will pay off.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Stockton Lake at 45 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.
Stockton 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 45 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.
Stockton Lake Crappie Rating:
Stockton Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- when they are spawning crappie at high point is some good fishin
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.
Stockton Lake Walleye Rating:
Stockton Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The fish are moving shallow to feed on the shad. throw shad raps, rattle traps, or jigs with a crawler on the flats south or east of the twin bridges. work the area slowly and complete. the fish are there, you just got to get them to bite. good luck to ya, but feel free to call me at 417-234-8988 for some up to the date info...Stockton Lake Guide Service
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Stockton Lake Catfish Rating:
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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.
Stockton Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
Stockton Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Top water early and late, try throwing a super spook jr or a black buzzbait
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.
Stockton Lake White Bass Rating:
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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.


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