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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Van 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. Lake Van 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:
New Mexico
Latitude:
33.1938220000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Chaves
Longitude:
-104.3565610000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Surface Area (acres):
0
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Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
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Guest
2017-06-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 80
Poor fishing few catfish bitting on worms few small bait size bluegill no other species lots of cattails and lake bottom full of weeds every cast you bring in this garbage. City does not care about lake never stocked and grounds not kept up no game warden on duty so rules are not followed there is a two catfish limit and 2 trout limit when they stock but nobody follows rules. Docks in poor shape . Maintenance is a must and lake needs dredged and made a lot deeper this lake has had several green algae out breaks due to boats and jet skies not being cleaned lake should be off limits to all water craft and lake should have paddle boats for rent.
Guest
2014-09-24
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
No cat fish in this lake no bass in this lake does have blue gill and few sun perch town of Dexter NM does not care for lake and charges way to much for the use of lake. Boaters are tearing up the lake and are inconciderate of others
Lake Van Largemouth Bass Rating:
2
Lake Van Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Does not have bass in the lake so do not waste your time here go to lake sumner
for all fish types lake van is empty of fish fishing here sucks




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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
67 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Lake Van Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 67. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Lake Van Crappie Rating:
3
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Fall Fishing Tip provided by Guide Chatt Martin: One tactic is all you need. Trolling. Get a pink or black colored crankbait that gets down 8-12 feet (I like Bandit 200 and 300 series crankbaits), and put it 80-100 feet behind a boat and drive that boat around in 8-12 feet of water pretty slow. 1.2-1.8 miles per hour seems to be the blessed speed. You will catch crappies, and you'll be surprised how many. This is a great tactic when you don't have a fishfinder.
Lake Van Walleye Rating:
2.5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Van Catfish Rating:
3.5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Van Spotted Bass Rating:
2.5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 67 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Lake Van White Bass Rating:
2
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Van Striped Bass Rating:
2
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Van Trout Rating:
3.5
Lake Van Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Use Powerbait on the bottom or under a cork (bobber)
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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:

07:09 MST

Sunset:

18:14 MST

Moon Phase:


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