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Lake Brandt, NC
2017-04-22
Bass arent too big here, but numbers are great... [more]

Lake Wylie, NC
2017-04-17
Slight wind clear hot day, typical stained water but heavy in debri from the river systems. Caught a limit of crappie near 274 bridge, 16-23' about 30 yards from bank on shelfs/drop offs. Minnows and ... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Badin 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. Badin 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:
North Carolina
Latitude:
35.4598880000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Davidson
Longitude:
-80.1117250000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
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Guest
2016-07-12
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
The reports here are Laughable(site report, not other fishermens real time experiences) bass down south don't stop biting bc of the heat! Bass have to support their higher metabolic rate spurred on by the higher water temps. Sure, the bite CHANGES, when it gets hot but the durn things gotta eat and warmer water down here means an aggressive need to feed. Top waters are good early and evening, also hit em on black/blue combo jigs. Spend time finding the schools of bait fish. Best success is always fishing parallel to bank, bass will feed up so no need to be on the bottom. Suspending cranks do well especially along rocky edges that lead around main creek channel flows. Look for quality on this lake, not quantity. Green pumpkin finesse worms can trigger bites in the heat of the day. I test lures for 30 mins once I find em, then tweak one variable at a time (color, size, type). Stay focused and you can zone in on what they want for a particular day.
Guest
2016-07-12
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
The reports here are Laughable(site report, not other fishermens real time experiences) bass down south don't stop biting bc of the heat! Bass have to support their higher metabolic rate spurred on by the higher water temps. Sure, the bite CHANGES, when it gets hot but the durn things gotta eat and warmer water down here means an aggressive need to feed. Top waters are good early and evening, also hit em on black/blue combo jigs. Spend time finding the schools of bait fish. Best success is always fishing parallel to bank, bass will feed up so no need to be on the bottom. Suspending cranks do well especially along rocky edges that lead around main creek channel flows. Look for quality on this lake, not quantity. Green pumpkin finesse worms can trigger bites in the heat of the day. I test lures for 30 mins once I find em, then tweak one variable at a time (color, size, type). Stay focused and you can zone in on what they want for a particular day.
Guest
2016-07-12
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
The reports here are Laughable(site report, not other fishermens real time experiences) bass down south don't stop biting bc of the heat! Bass have to support their higher metabolic rate spurred on by the higher water temps. Sure, the bite CHANGES, when it gets hot but the durn things gotta eat and warmer water down here means an aggressive need to feed. Top waters are good early and evening, also hit em on black/blue combo jigs. Spend time finding the schools of bait fish. Best success is always fishing parallel to bank, bass will feed up so no need to be on the bottom. Suspending cranks do well especially along rocky edges that lead around main creek channel flows. Look for quality on this lake, not quantity. Green pumpkin finesse worms can trigger bites in the heat of the day. I test lures for 30 mins once I find em, then tweak one variable at a time (color, size, type). Stay focused and you can zone in on what they want for a particular day.
Guest
2014-10-02
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 77
10/2/14: Water temp 76.6 not 67 as stated in fishing report. Went this AM. Could find plenty of fish but bite very poor. Most fish are still in the main channel and at 15 to 25 feet deep around/in schools of bait fish. E.H.T.
Guest
2012-06-26
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 80
stay in deep water but only fish half way to the bottom. the fish are elavated but still deep.
Guest
2011-09-04
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
we caght a walleye today and we looked it up and it was a walleye so eat your heart out
Guest
2011-07-17
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 84
fished from 6am to 12pm got afew nice bass on plastic fishing grass lines. water semi clear, and calm until about 10. alot of shad schooling saw some bass breaking the surface. saw alot of cats be catched off of noodles.
Guest
2011-05-12
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
You are correct about the trout not being in badin but I have seen a walleye approx. 3 lb come out of its waters.Would not have believed it if I didnt watch it being caught,this was about 1991
Guest
2010-09-09
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"There are no trout in Badin, there never has been."
Guest
2010-08-27
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
We slay the catfish with live shad all year long
Badin Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Badin Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 62 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.
Badin Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Badin Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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!
Badin Lake Walleye Rating:
2
Badin Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are NO walleye in Badin 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!
Badin Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Badin Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Badin Lake White Bass Rating:
4
Badin Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Badin Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Badin Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Stripers are still deep, best tecnique is to pull unbralla rigs between 20 and 30 ft. Some verticle jigging is another good way to pick up these fish.
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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.

Sunrise:

06:32 EST

Sunset:

20:02 EST

Moon Phase:


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