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Lake Fork, TX
2016-07-22
For bass focus on deeper channels. Early (before sunrise) you can find some in the shallows adjacent to deeper water. Crappie are killing it off deeper points!!... [more]

Lake Fork, TX
2016-07-22
Fish deep and slow. Best chance of picking up huge fish. Some of the best fish I have caught were in the heat of summer. ... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Belton 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. Belton 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:
Texas
Latitude:
31.198370
Maximum Depth (ft):
124
County:
Bell
Longitude:
-97.532424
Normal Elevation (ft):
594
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
12385
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2014-04-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 60
BELTON Water clear; 58-62 degrees; 9.67' low. Black bass are good on Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on downriggers. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows around structure under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on hot dogs. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area. Get details.
Guest
2014-03-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 58
Water clear; 56-60 degrees; 9.57' low. Black bass are good on topwaters and spinnerbaits in coves. Hybrid striper are good on live shad early. White bass are good on light blue jigs. Crappie are good on minnows in 30 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on bloodbait, stinkbait, and minnows. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and throwlines baited with perch. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area. Get details.
Guest
2014-03-11
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 56
BELTON Water stained; 54-58 degrees; 9.41' low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and light blue jigs. Crappie are excellent on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area. Get details.
Guest
2014-03-06
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 56
Texas Dept of Wildlife - Water stained; 54–58 degrees; 9.41’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and light blue jigs. Crappie are excellent on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on night crawlers and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area.
Guest
2011-08-12
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Went catfishing last night had one of the best nights fishing that I've had in awhile, caught 11 catfish, 7 where to small, 3 where 14 inches, the other one was 19 inches, caught them on night crawlers was fishing by the boat ramp down from franks marina.
speedoption
2009-09-14
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 88
"Black Bass and Small mouths are good on baby bass, white soft jerk baits off creek points near deep water early and are schooling on shad later in the morning through the evening close to th same areas. My largest five fish today easily toped 25 pounds in the heat of the day. The schooling fish also are taking the same jerk baits fished drop shot and on top and clear Zara Puppys. White bass are schooling on the main lake throughout the day with hybrids doing the same off river channels. 08-11-09"
Belton Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Belton Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Bass are on the points in 2 to 10 foot. waypointguideservice.com
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 85 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
Belton Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Belton Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Belton Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Belton Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
Belton Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
Belton Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Unlike most North American fish species, blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish are comfortable when the water temperature is this high. They will be feeding and moving in typical patterns. You will start having a little better luck if you can get to some moving water that is adding a little more oxygen for the baitfish and the catfish will be there also.
Belton Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Belton Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Belton Lake White Bass Rating:
4
Belton Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Troll arond the bridge across the channel above the bridge with white crank bait with green or orange eyes on a cloudy to clear day they cannt reseist
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Belton Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Belton Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- fish are relating to the shad, limits are good on live shad. waypointguideservice.com
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:

06:48 CST

Sunset:

20:24 CST

Moon Phase:


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