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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Belews 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. Belews 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:
36.265125
Maximum Depth (ft):
145
County:
Forsyth
Longitude:
-80.034810
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Other
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Guest
2012-02-24
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 65
Big flatheads will bite in the spring while spawning is in!! Have good luck using a hand size blue gill an a 1 oz sinker find where they spawn an u will be amazed with 20lb to 60lb flatheads!!!
jplaster
2010-02-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 56
"Fished Belews on 1/28.Lower half of the lake was stained-muddy,worse towards the 158 bridge.Found clear water north of the powerlines at Humphries Ridge.Water temps were slightly higher in the clear/northern ends of the lake.Found bass holding on/near cover in 10-15 ft.Jigs and small deep crankbaits in natural colors produced fish,mostly 1-2.5 lb fish."
Belews Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Belews Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Water temp is around 65it already temp on this site is not at all accurate

Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Belews Lake at 52 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.
Belews Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Belews Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are no smallmouth in this lake
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 52 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Belews Lake Crappie Rating:
3
Belews Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Belews Lake Walleye Rating:
2
Belews Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Wou won't find any walleye in this lake. Water temperatures are far to warm for them.
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
Belews Lake Catfish Rating:
3
Belews Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I found a catfish hole at the lat/long listed below. Every time we have hit this spot this summer, we would pull out at least 2-3 white catfish. Rig up a jig with a live worm and let it sit on the floor, jigging the bait every now and then.

If you see a bunch of bluegills hanging out around your boat, add an extra sinker to your line to get the bait out of reach before they steal your worm. They are really aggressive and quick here.

Most of the catfish I have caught here have been 18+ inches long and I've let them all go, so hopefully they'll be bigger next season!
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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.
Belews Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
2
Belews Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Belews Lake White Bass Rating:
3
Belews Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Belews Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3
Belews Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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:

08:02 EST

Sunset:

19:05 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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