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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
Latitude:
40.1474380000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
45
County:
Belmont
Longitude:
-81.1871090000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
913
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
2270
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Register

gergs
2009-04-30
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 55
"Began early in the morning from the marina; air temp 55, water temp 55.Caught a 10 pound muskie by accident off of some wood near the shore on a jerk bait. Caught a couple decent largemouth off a jig fished near the rocks/wood on the shoreline. Caught a nice smallie using a red craw crank off the rocks at the dam. Decent day, wind was whipping good."
daveo
2009-04-20
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 52
saugeyes are being caught but the bite is slow
Piedmont Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Piedmont Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 61 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.
Piedmont Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Piedmont Lake 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!!
Piedmont Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Piedmont Lake 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!
Piedmont Lake Walleye Rating:
3
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 Rating:
3.5
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 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.
Piedmont Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
4
Piedmont Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Piedmont Lake White Bass Rating:
4.5
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 Rating:
2.5
Piedmont Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Striped Bass 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:

06:04 EST

Sunset:

20:38 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full