National Pro Reports
North Carolina Reports
Lake Gaston, NC
2016-08-26
SORRY ABOUT THAT BUT PEOPLE CRY AND THEY HAVE NO RESPECT MAY GOD FORGIVE I KNOW I GOT CARRIED AWAY ABOUT THE NOODLE FISHERMEN SOME HAVE RESPECT SOME TRY TO SET OUT AT LEAST 50 FILL A CREEK LIKE GOING ... [more]

Lake Gaston, NC
2016-08-26
REALLY COMPLAIN AND YOU NODDLE FISHERMEN SET THEM ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE LAKE AND CUT A CREEK OFF WOW DUDE YOU SERIOUSLY NEED TO THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU SAYING IT WOULDNT BE GOOD FOR ME TO TEAR OUT MY L... [more]

Lake Crabtree, NC
2016-08-15
Catfishing here is very abundant and extremely active. I recommend the following for best results bait wise. Chicken or Rabbit liver, Nightcrawlers, Minnows or Shad and Hot Dogs. The catfish feed... [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:
35.405024
Maximum Depth (ft):
145
County:
Graham
Longitude:
-83.644799
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
Featured Guide
Guides Promote your guide service to thousands of fellow anglers for free by joining the fishingnotes.com affiliate program. Click the link bellow for more details.

Register

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):
With Fontana Lake at 47 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.
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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 47 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Fontana Lake Crappie Rating:
3
Fontana Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the Water Temperature at 47 Prime Crappie fishing is in full swing. Crappies should be migrating to their spawning areas now. They?ll either be up in the final spawning area now or at tributary entrances. Concentrate around 15 feet of water. Fish Primary points at the mouth of the creek arms. Fish Targets at this point instead of focusing on bait fish. Fish trees, shrubs, vegetation, etc. Fishing correctly this time of year will get you snagged quite a bit since you need to focus on making and keeping contact with the cover.
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):
Walleye will be staging and getting ready to spawn now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Start looking for pre-spawn fish in deeper waters with easy access to shallow clean water rocky bottoms. Walleye should be feeding aggressively right up until they start laying eggs. This is a perfect time to be fishing for Walleye.
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 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.
Fontana Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Fontana Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
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
View Tip Location on Map
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

07:07 EST

Sunset:

20:02 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full