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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:
36.26513
Maximum Depth (ft):
145
County:
Forsyth
Longitude:
-80.03481
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
2017-12-31
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 54
Belews is deep clear and great in winter when the sky's are grey and the temps is low. Unloaded the boat today at 10 temp was 24 and the shad were bunched up at boat ramp. One cast of thr net and put 100 or more shad in the live well. Headed to the hot hole and coughs fish on nearly every cast. Nearly froze my hands off but what a great day..
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."
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Belews Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
2.4
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):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 63 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.
Belews Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.7
Belews Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are no smallmouth in this lake
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!!
Belews Lake Crappie Rating:
3.1
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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!
Belews Lake Walleye Rating:
1.9
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):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
Belews Lake Catfish Rating:
3.1
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 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.
Belews Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
2.2
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted 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.
Belews Lake White Bass Rating:
2.8
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Belews Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.9
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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 another full 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.

Sunrise:

07:01 EST

Sunset:

18:05 EST

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