John H Kerr Reservoir

Current Temperature:
59°

Est Water Temperature:
61° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.73 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
West at 06 Knots (7 MPH)

Forecast   |   Trends

John H Kerr Reservoir
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-04-15
Fishing on Old Hickory is on FIRE!!! WE have been running very successful trips over the last week with good number and quality and look for the good days to continue. The fish have made a big push u... [more]

-Ian Huey

North Carolina Reports

Falls Lake, NC
2015-04-14
Out Monday 4/13 Got on water about 9:30 A fished until 1:45 towards the dam area and landed 7 bass 13\" to 15\".all caught on green 6\" lizard carolina rigged and fished slow.5 out of 7 on timber... [more]

Lake Hickory, NC
2015-04-09
Sat April 4 2015 Slow day of fishing had 6 small large mouth and one 3+ large mouth all on main lake points and walls jerk baits and Carolina rig not April fishing... [more]

Lake Lure, NC
2015-04-07
The fishing has been outstanding on Lake Lure over the last week. Largemouth bass are aggressively hitting shad raps, jerk baits, and rattle traps along the creek basins in the back bays. Fish a... [more]

John H Kerr Reservoir General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com John H Kerr Reservoir 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. John H Kerr Reservoir 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!

John H. Kerr Reservoir and Dam is a 50,000-acre lake extending 39 miles up the Roanoke River along 800 miles of wooded, cove-studded shoreline in Virginia and North Carolina. Visitors enjoy fishing, camping, swimming, boating or just relaxing and enjoying the scenic beauty. There are 30 recreation areas around Kerr Reservoir: campsites, swim beaches, picnic areas, hiking, nature trails, marinas all available for public use. There are 26 wildlife management areas on Kerr, totaling over 10,000 acres. In addition to flood control and hydroelectric power, other benefits include fish and wildlife conservation, recreation, forest management, and water supply. [Kerr Reservoir. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/07/2008]
State:
North Carolina

County:
Warren

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
50000

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
36.573399

Longitude:
-78.515167

Water Clarity:
6-10 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
79

Normal Elevation (ft):
300

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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John H Kerr Reservoir Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
John H Kerr Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 61 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.
John H Kerr Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
John H Kerr Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.5/5
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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!!
John H Kerr Reservoir Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
John H Kerr Reservoir Crappie Rating:
   3.2/5
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- set brush piles in coves
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!
John H Kerr Reservoir Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
John H Kerr Reservoir Walleye Rating:
   3.2/5
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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!
John H Kerr Reservoir Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
John H Kerr Reservoir Catfish Rating:
   3/5
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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.
John H Kerr Reservoir Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
John H Kerr Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
   2/5
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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.
John H Kerr Reservoir White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
John H Kerr Reservoir White Bass Rating:
   0/5
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John H Kerr Reservoir Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
John H Kerr Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
   4.2/5
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John H Kerr Reservoir Solar and Lunar Conditions
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:
06:34 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:50 EST







John H Kerr Reservoir 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...