Belton Lake

Current Temperature:
43°

Est Water Temperature:
54° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.53 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 19 Knots (22 MPH)

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Belton Lake
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Texas Reports

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):
With Belton Lake at 54 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.
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):
With the water temperature at 54 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.
Belton Lake Crappie Fishing

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

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

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Belton Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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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.
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:
Full 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 opposite times of the day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The full 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, it?s 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. Full moon days can be great fishing. Good luck today!
Sunrise:
07:53 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:28 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
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