Piedmont Lake

Current Temperature:
46°

Est Water Temperature:
55° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.71 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North at 06 Knots (7 MPH)

Forecast   |   Trends

Piedmont Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-04-15
Fishing on Old Hickory is on FIRE!!! WE have been running very successful trips over the last week with good number and quality and look for the good days to continue. The fish have made a big push u... [more]

-Ian Huey

Ohio Reports

Leesville Lake, OH
2015-04-22
This lake is a waste. To muskie fisherman a haven. Rest of fisherman dont waste your time the limit size 9\" for crappie has been taken off and determine by ODNR that they are stunted (recent via shoc... [more]

Buckeye Lake, OH
2015-04-19
The water level is low due to a breach and/or structural integrity of the dam. They manually reduced the water level in case of a compete failure off the dam. Construction of the new dam won\'t st... [more]

Buckeye Lake, OH
2015-04-19
Fishing today was terrible. Only thing happening is carp cruising around and crappie feeding on flies off the surface. I guess you could catch some small ones under the docks. Fish are not hitting... [more]

Hoover Reservoir, OH
2015-04-14
Nothing happening yet for shoreline fishing. Water temp is about 10 degrees less than what this website says on the west side of the lake by the gas station. Fish are still in deep water. Wait abo... [more]

Tappan Lake, OH
2015-04-14
Catfishing with Chicken livers. Caught 2 Catfish roughly 2.5 lbs. ea. Using Maggots for bluegill and crappie, Didn\'t catch anything on those. Tappan lake is currently the highest I have ever seen... [more]

Piedmont Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Piedmont Lake 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. Piedmont Lake 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:
Ohio

County:
Belmont

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
2270

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
40.147438

Longitude:
-81.187109

Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
45

Normal Elevation (ft):
913

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
Trolling Only

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Piedmont Lake Community Fishing Reports


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Piedmont Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Piedmont Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Piedmont Lake at 55 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Piedmont Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Piedmont Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 55 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.
Piedmont Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Piedmont Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.3/5
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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.
Piedmont Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Piedmont Lake Walleye Rating:
   3/5
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Piedmont Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- the best walleye fishing is in the fall and spring my best luck i have is while using a mr twister or
a erie deerie tipped with shiner or bass minnow at depths usually around 10 ft they tend to stay
where water is at a cool temerature right now is the best time of year to get them at dawn
almost to dusk right around 6 to 8 is my best times of luck
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!
Piedmont Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Piedmont Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.4/5
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Piedmont Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- when using fresh chicken liver or even
creek chubs add a little garlic salt to
your bait it takes human scent away
plus sends the garlic smell mix with the
smell of the chub further into the water
so use that its a guarunteed fact youll
have more bites n more fun so get
some bait n garlic salt n have some fun.
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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.
Piedmont Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Piedmont Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   4.2/5
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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.
Piedmont Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Piedmont Lake White Bass Rating:
   4.3/5
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Piedmont Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The best time to fish for white bass is in
the spring jigs tipped with minnows in
5ft of waterr

Fish creeks or spill ways
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Piedmont Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Piedmont Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2.3/5
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Piedmont Lake 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:
06:33 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:11 EST







Piedmont Lake Links
Lake Map
http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/Fishing/lakemaps/Piedmont Lake Fishing Map.htm  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.ohiodnr.com/Wildlife  

State Fishing Licensee
https://www.greatlodge.com/oh/license/we...  

State Parks
http://www.ohiodnr.com/parks/  

State Fishing Records
http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/fishing/...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/PDF/pub1...