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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
Latitude:
35.01209
Maximum Depth (ft):
115
County:
Clay
Longitude:
-83.77353
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2015-04-28
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 65
Lake Chatuge fishing was slow today. We used Storm Blue Chrome Orange, Livingston Real Chad, Pumpkin Seed Worms. We even tried our luck at trolling. Went from one end of the lake to the other. Saw plenty of fish on the fish-finder however they weren\'t interested in whatever you presented. Could the \"spots\" have started there spawn.?
Chatuge Lake General Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- excellent lake for fishing and for recreation. night fishing, early morning and evening fishing are best times. in the middle of the day you can find suspended fish around 30-40 feet
General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Chatuge Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
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 53 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.
Chatuge Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.3
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 Chatuge Lake at 53 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Smallmouth 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. Smallmouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Chatuge Lake Crappie Rating:
3.1
Chatuge Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 53 degree water. Crappie will be nicely bunched up still and moving more aggresively than when the water temperature is in the 35 to 50 degree range. With baitfish getting more active, the crappie fishing will be good. Good luck today!
Chatuge Lake Walleye Rating:
2.3
Chatuge Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Using Fish Techniques.com bottom bouncers and their Walleye Crawler Harness, caught several at 22 feet trolling at .7 MPH, largest was 19"
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Chatuge Lake Catfish Rating:
3.9
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 Rating:
3.7
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):
With Chatuge Lake at 53 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted 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. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Chatuge Lake White Bass Rating:
2
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 Rating:
3.3
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):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new 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:

07:36 EST

Sunset:

17:20 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full