W Kerr Scott Reservoir
Current Temperature:
Est Water Temperature:
51° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.06 (High)
Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)
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3/10/17 caught a 7 lb largemouth and a 2 lb Largemouth? Good day? ... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com W Kerr Scott 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. W Kerr Scott 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!
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Maximum Depth (ft):
Normal Elevation (ft):
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
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Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
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Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Spent four hours on Kerr Scott yesterday. Boated five fish with crankbait. Three in the 2.5-3 lb range, two just under 2 lb. Temp was reading between 47 and 49, and fish were caught at roughly 8ft.
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 82
"Fished days only 08/14-20. Water was very warm (82 to 85 at mid-day) and high. Found three pattern depending on time of day and weather. 1. Caught a few small bass at first & last light pitching green on chrome Rapala countdowns under overhanging brush in creeks. 2. Then fished live minnows free-lined over suspended fish in creek mouths until full sun. 3. Also patterned largemouth in 10-14 ft of water off main lake points with clay banks after rains muddied the shore band. Caught these bass on twin tail firetiger colored grubs on 1/8 & 3/16 inch jigs retrieved slowly out of the muddy water into the clear water. SLOW, DIFFICULT FISHING DURING THE DAYTIME! LOCAL BOYS DOING BETTER DREDGING PLASTICS AT NIGHT (SO I WAS TOLD)."
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 62
fishing is starting to pick up. bass going on bed but not holding tight yet.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 64
back behind the damn hung 3 stripers in 20 minutes using a storm shad definatly picked up
W Kerr Scott Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
W Kerr Scott Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish are starting to move up on beds and were catching some good ones. Caught 5 the other day. Had around 15 pounds.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With W Kerr Scott Reservoir at 51 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.
W Kerr Scott Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 51 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.
W Kerr Scott Reservoir Crappie Rating:
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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.
W Kerr Scott Reservoir Walleye Rating:
W Kerr Scott Reservoir Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There is not many walleye in kerr scott but there is a few. The best time to catch them is in the winter
when the water is cold. Leaches will be your best bet slow trolling on the bottom. Remember patients is
key when walleye fishing. The best spot for walleye is in the upper end of the lake in about 65 feet of
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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.
W Kerr Scott Reservoir Catfish Rating:
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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.
W Kerr Scott Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
W Kerr Scott Reservoir Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- spinnerbait in the back of coves caught 10 spots yeasterday 2 over 4 pounds
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.
W Kerr Scott Reservoir White Bass Rating:
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W Kerr Scott Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
W Kerr Scott Reservoir Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- they may call them Striped Bass, however they are hybred, when you catch a fish
that look's like a striped bass, on the bottom, with chicken livers it ant no
stripper, so get some chicken livers, fish on the bottom on a deep drop off, and
you can catch, catfish, and this thing they call a stripper??? but it ant...it's a
hybred fish....
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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!


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