Ratcliff Lake

Current Temperature:
81°

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

Barometric Pressure:
29.81 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
South at 08 Knots (9 MPH)

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Ratcliff Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-02-18
There has not been much change over the last month or so in the fishing on Old Hickory but I believe that is about to change. After this weeks absolutely frigid weather and all the snow melt it will b... [more]

-Ian Huey

Texas Reports

Ratcliff Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Ratcliff 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. Ratcliff 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!
State:
Texas

County:
Houston

Inpoundment Type:


Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:


Latitude:
31.390172

Longitude:
-95.154538

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:


Boat Limits:


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Ratcliff Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Ratcliff Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Ratcliff 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.
Ratcliff Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Ratcliff Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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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.
Ratcliff Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Ratcliff Lake Crappie Rating:
   3/5
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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.
Ratcliff Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Ratcliff Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.1/5
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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.
Ratcliff Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
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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.
Ratcliff Lake White Bass Fishing

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Ratcliff Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Ratcliff Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The full moon is right around the corner. The gravitational pull is starting to increase 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:
07:45 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:18 CST







Ratcliff Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
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State Fishing Records
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State Parks
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/  

Texas Bass Tackle
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BASSMaster Fishing Membership
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