John H Kerr Reservoir

Current Temperature:
37°

Est Water Temperature:
52° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.81 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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John H Kerr Reservoir
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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 going to be slow with the water temperature at 52 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
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):
With the water temperature at 52 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.
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):
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.
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 spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
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 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.
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):
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.
John H Kerr Reservoir White Bass Fishing

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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:
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:
07:09 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:29 EST







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State Fishing Records
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