Claytor Lake

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
58° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.58 (High)

Wind Speed:
West at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

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Claytor Lake General Information
Welcome to 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!


Inpoundment Type:

Surface Area (acres):

Lake Management:
Army Corps



Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:

Maximum Depth (ft):

Normal Elevation (ft):

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Claytor Lake Community Fishing Reports
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 43
Claytor Lake is mostly thawed with some ice remaining in the coves.
Claytor Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

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Claytor Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Claytor Lake Crappie Fishing

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Fall Fishing Tip provided by Guide Chatt Martin: One tactic is all you need. Trolling. Get a pink or black colored crankbait that gets down 8-12 feet (I like Bandit 200 and 300 series crankbaits), and put it 80-100 feet behind a boat and drive that boat around in 8-12 feet of water pretty slow. 1.2-1.8 miles per hour seems to be the blessed speed. You will catch crappies, and you'll be surprised how many. This is a great tactic when you don't have a fishfinder.
Claytor Lake Walleye Fishing

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Claytor Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
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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 Fishing

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Claytor Lake White Bass Fishing

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Claytor Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Claytor Lake 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.
08:17 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

18:03 EST

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