Belton Lake

Current Temperature:
70°

Est Water Temperature:
60° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.00 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
South at 13 Knots (15 MPH)

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Belton Lake
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Belton Lake General Information
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!

The Belton Stillhouse Lake Office is located 1 mile south of US 190 on FM 1670 in Belton, Texas. Belton Lake is located on the Leon River 16.7 miles upstream of the confluence of the Leon River and the Little River. It is in the northern part of Bell County, Texas about three miles north of the City of Belton and approximately eight miles west of the City of Temple, Texas. The Lake area lies within Bell and Coryell Counties. Belton Lake was completed in 1954 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to assist with flood damage reduction within the Brazos River Basin. The lake also functions as a water supply, fish and wildlife habitat as well as providing recreation opportunities for the public. [Belton Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 01/26/2008]
State:
Texas

County:
Bell

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
12385

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
31.198370

Longitude:
-97.532424

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
124

Normal Elevation (ft):
594

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Belton Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Belton Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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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 in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 60 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.
Belton Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Belton Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.9/5
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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!!
Belton Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Belton Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.5/5
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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!
Belton Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Belton Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.6/5
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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.
Belton Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Belton Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Belton 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.
Belton Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Belton Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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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 Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Belton Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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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):


Belton 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:
07:25 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:44 CST







Belton Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us  

State Fishing Records
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fis...  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/lic...  

State Parks
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/  

Texas Bass Tackle
http://www.texasbasstackle.com  

BASSMaster Fishing Membership
http://espn.go.com/outdoors/bassmaster/