Chatuge Lake

Current Temperature:
72°

Est Water Temperature:
63° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.94 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
West at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

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Chatuge Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-05-22
I first want to start off by saying Old Hickory lost one of its true legends last week and a very dear friend to myself in Mike Erwin. Mike Erwin has been a familiar face to many of us that fish Old H... [more]

-Ian Huey

North Carolina Reports

Tuckertown Reservoir, NC
2015-05-18
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Chatuge Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Chatuge 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. Chatuge 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

County:
Clay

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
35.012087

Longitude:
-83.773526

Water Clarity:
10 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
115

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Chatuge Lake Community Fishing Reports


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Chatuge Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Chatuge Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Chatuge Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Water temp is actually between 55 and 57, make sure your
presentation is large and slow. They are looking got a ready
meal without expending to much energy.
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.
Chatuge Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Chatuge Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.3/5
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Chatuge Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- we don\'t have many. you\'ll just have to look in my opinion.
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!!
Chatuge Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Chatuge Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.1/5
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Chatuge 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!
Chatuge Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Chatuge Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.3/5
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Chatuge Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Chatuge Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Chatuge Lake Catfish Rating:
   4/5
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Chatuge Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- a lot of blue channel cat fish around dam or in channels feed by colder water
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.
Chatuge Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Chatuge Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Chatuge Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- they love to hang around the rocks where the water is between 8-20ft deep or off rocky points. there are currently more spotted bass then small or large mouth in Chatuge. colors to use are pumpkin,watermelon seed, white fluke, and jitterbugs during warm summer evenings
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.
Chatuge Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Chatuge Lake White Bass Rating:
   2/5
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Chatuge Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- find rocky points

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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Chatuge Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Chatuge Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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Chatuge Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- excellent trolling lake with 30 ft down riggers and silver spoon
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Chatuge Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
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:
06:26 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:38 EST







Chatuge Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.ncwildlife.org  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.ncwildlife.org/fs_index_01_li...  

State Parks
http://www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/ncpar...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.ncwildlife.org/pg03_Fishing/p...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.ncwildlife.org/pg02_Regs/pg2b...