Chatuge Lake

Current Temperature:
63°

Est Water Temperature:
55° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.06 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Chatuge Lake
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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):
With Chatuge Lake at 55 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
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):
With the water temperature at 55 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.
Chatuge Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Chatuge Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.2/5
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Chatuge 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.
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):
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!
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 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.
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):
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.
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:
07:26 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:52 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...