Lake Monticello

Current Temperature:
81°

Est Water Temperature:
78° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.98 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
South-West at 09 Knots (10 MPH)

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Lake Monticello
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Lake Monticello General Information
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!

Lake Monticello is an excellent fishing lake in Texas a couple hours east of Dallas Texas.  The lake is used to cool a coal burning power plant.  Lake Monticello is an excellent stop for early and late season fishing.  It is typically much warmer than the surrounding lakes in Texas.


State:
Texas

County:
Titus

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
2001

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
33.107823

Longitude:
-95.070395

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:
Powerplant

Maximum Depth (ft):
40

Normal Elevation (ft):
340

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Lake Monticello Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Monticello Largemouth Bass Rating:
   4/5
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- rattle traps and flukes
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 78 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!
Lake Monticello Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Monticello Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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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.
Lake Monticello Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Monticello Crappie Rating:
   3.7/5
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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.
Lake Monticello Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Monticello Catfish Rating:
   4.5/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Lake Monticello Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Monticello Spotted Bass Rating:
   4.5/5
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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.
Lake Monticello White Bass Fishing

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Lake Monticello White Bass Rating:
   2/5
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Lake Monticello Striped Bass Fishing

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Lake Monticello Striped Bass Rating:
   0/5
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Lake Monticello Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The full moon has just past. The gravitational pull is starting to decrease with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. 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. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
Sunrise:
06:19 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:29 CST







Lake Monticello 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/