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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:
33.193822
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Chaves
Longitude:
-104.356561
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Surface Area (acres):
0
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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):
With Lake Van at 44 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.
Lake Van Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 44 degrees. 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 smallmouth.
Lake Van Crappie Rating:
3
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
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):
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.
Lake Van Spotted Bass Rating:
2.5
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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.
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:

Sunrise:

06:51 MST

Sunset:

18:45 MST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full