Lake Monticello
Current Temperature:
No data Available KPRX°
Est Water Temperature:
48° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
No data Available
Wind Speed:
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Lake Monticello
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Monticello 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. Lake Monticello 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:
33.107823
Maximum Depth (ft):
40
County:
Titus
Longitude:
-95.070395
Normal Elevation (ft):
340
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
2001
Water Temp Factors:
Powerplant
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2014-04-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 62
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 60-65 degrees; 0.81' high. Black bass are good on black and blue flipping jigs and Texas rigged green pumpkin creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.
Guest
2014-03-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 62
Water fairly clear; 58-65 degrees; 0.04' high. Black bass are good on black and blue flipping jigs and Texas rigged green pumpkin creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and rod and reel.
Guest
2014-03-11
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 56
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 53-59 degrees; 0.92' high. Black bass are good on black and blue flipping jigs and green pumpkin creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and rod and reel.
Guest
2013-08-31
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 103
The water was 103 today behind the RR bridge. Fished from 9-2:00 and zeroed.
Guest
2010-02-25
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 70
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Fishing on Lake Monticello is heating up. Water temperature on the south end is 65 degrees and 74 degrees on the north end. The spawn has begun with a few fish on beds in the back of creeks and shallow flats.  For the rest of Gary Johnsons Fishing report goto http://www.ets-systems.com/lakefork/services/johnsonreport.htm

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Lake Monticello Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Lake Monticello Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- rattle traps and flukes
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Monticello at 48 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Monticello Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Monticello Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 48 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Lake Monticello Crappie Rating:
3.5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the Water Temperature at 48 all crappie should be up in their spawning areas now and spawn should be getting started. There will be a few few still in the deeps and prespawn areas, but a majority should be up getting ready or already spawning. Continue to hit the creek channels on the migration routes. Focus on isolated cover in a little shallower water. No need to get crazy shallow but start focusing on 15 feet or less of water. On warmer sunny days if the water is still at 48 you should attempt to bounce back and forth from 5-15 feet of water to attempt nailing a solid pattern fo r the day. Try a Kentucky rig baited with minnow, tube bait and small jigs.
Lake Monticello Catfish Rating:
4.5
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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.
Lake Monticello Spotted Bass Rating:
4.5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Lake Monticello White Bass Rating:
2
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Lake Monticello Striped Bass Rating:
0
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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:

07:14 CST

Sunset:

19:07 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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