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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Claytor 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. Claytor 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:
Virginia
Latitude:
37.0568
Maximum Depth (ft):
120
County:
Pulaski
Longitude:
-80.62899
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2017-03-13
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 47
3-07-17 the wind was howling, probably should not have went, but I did catch 2 nice spots almost 2 lbs each in about 10 minutes off a secondary point. Thay was it for the day only fished about an hour.
Guest
2017-02-09
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
02-09-17..caught 4 yesterday 3 spots with 2 being keepers 1.25 and 1.43. Also had a 1.80 small mouth..Hope this is a sign spring is on its way.. The water temp was 44 to 46.
Guest
2015-03-14
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 43
Claytor Lake is mostly thawed with some ice remaining in the coves.
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General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Claytor Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.3
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Claytor Lake at 53 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.
Claytor Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.7
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Claytor Lake at 53 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Smallmouth 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. Smallmouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Claytor Lake Crappie Rating:
2.9
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 53 degree water. Crappie will be nicely bunched up still and moving more aggresively than when the water temperature is in the 35 to 50 degree range. With baitfish getting more active, the crappie fishing will be good. Good luck today!
Claytor Lake Walleye Rating:
2.7
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Claytor Lake Catfish Rating:
4
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- warm weather has brought cats up in shallow to feed at night
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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.
Claytor Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.1
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Claytor Lake at 53 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted 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. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Claytor Lake White Bass Rating:
1.3
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Claytor Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.8
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

07:29 EST

Sunset:

17:02 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full