W Kerr Scott Reservoir
Current Temperature:
61°
Est Water Temperature:
62° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
29.80 (Falling)
Wind Speed:
North-East at 04 Knots (5 MPH)
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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!
State:
North Carolina
Latitude:
36.1173530000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
177
County:
Wilkes
Longitude:
-81.2587440000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
1030
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
14750
Water Temp Factors:
Powerplant
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2013-03-22
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.
Guest
2010-08-24
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)."
Guest
2010-04-11
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 62
fishing is starting to pick up. bass going on bed but not holding tight yet.
Guest
2010-04-11
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:
3.5
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):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 62 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.
W Kerr Scott Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
W Kerr Scott Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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!!
W Kerr Scott Reservoir Crappie Rating:
3.5
W Kerr Scott Reservoir 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!
W Kerr Scott Reservoir Walleye Rating:
2.5
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
water.
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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!
W Kerr Scott Reservoir Catfish Rating:
4
W Kerr Scott Reservoir Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
W Kerr Scott Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
4.5
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):
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.
W Kerr Scott Reservoir White Bass Rating:
3.5
W Kerr Scott Reservoir White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
W Kerr Scott Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
3
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....
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:

06:15 EST

Sunset:

20:27 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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