Lake Monticello
Current Temperature:
43°
Est Water Temperature:
58° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.12 (High)
Wind Speed:
North-East at 03 Knots (3 MPH)
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Lake Monticello
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Lake Fork, TX
2017-02-20
19 Feb 2017 Caught 5 today. Fishing slow. 2 ft of water or less. Siw bait electri shad and Lake Fork Hyper Stix Black Majic.... [more]

Lake Fork, TX
2017-02-20
Feb 19 2017. Fishing slow. Caught 5 under the slot. All in Brushy Creek. 1 on Electric shad swimbait and 4 on Hyper Stix (Lake Fork lures) Black Majic color. Shallow less than 2 foot on water.... [more]

Lake Tyler, TX
2017-02-16
Caught 15 bass catch and release 20 to 30 feet from bank edge near grass stickups. Water temp was 59-62 degrees. Using ratl-trap and zoom plastics.... [more]

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):
At 58 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Lake Monticello Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Monticello 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!!
Lake Monticello Crappie Rating:
3.5
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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!
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):
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.
Lake Monticello White Bass Rating:
2
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Lake Monticello Striped Bass Rating:
0
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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:

07:54 CST

Sunset:

19:11 CST

Moon Phase:


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