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Lake Brandt, NC
2017-04-22
Bass arent too big here, but numbers are great... [more]

Lake Wylie, NC
2017-04-17
Slight wind clear hot day, typical stained water but heavy in debri from the river systems. Caught a limit of crappie near 274 bridge, 16-23' about 30 yards from bank on shelfs/drop offs. Minnows and ... [more]

Harris Reservoir, NC
2017-04-11
caught a 6lb bass on a chatter bait crossing the beds. had a few others recently but most of the time we can see the fishing swimming in beds but not taking any type of bait.... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Fontana 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. Fontana 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:
35.4050240000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
145
County:
Graham
Longitude:
-83.6447990000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
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Guest
2014-05-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 60
Catching walleye in tributaries shallow
Fontana Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Fontana Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I say have a minnow. Ready
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 60 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.
Fontana Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Fontana Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Slow work Jigs off steep rock bluffs, Also Small profile crankbaits fishing parallel with rock bluffs.
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!!
Fontana Lake Crappie Rating:
3
Fontana 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!
Fontana Lake Walleye Rating:
3.5
Fontana Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Drag a night crawler along the bottom

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!
Fontana Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
Fontana Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Pantyhose--cut a small section from the pantyhose. If you start from the toe,
fill a two inch section with chicken livers, stinkbait etc. Pull excess hose to
tie a knot against the chicken livers, stinkbait etc. Now hook the bait as you
regularly would. This tip will help you from slinging off your bait and you can
use it longer knowing your bait is still on your hook.
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.
Fontana Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Fontana Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Fontana Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
Fontana Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish at night with light and minnows
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Fontana Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3
Fontana Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- go to a lake that actually has stripers
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

06:51 EST

Sunset:

20:13 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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