Claytor Lake

Current Temperature:
45°

Est Water Temperature:
56° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.89 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North-East at 06 Knots (7 MPH)

Forecast   |   Trends

Claytor Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-04-15
Fishing on Old Hickory is on FIRE!!! WE have been running very successful trips over the last week with good number and quality and look for the good days to continue. The fish have made a big push u... [more]

-Ian Huey

Virginia Reports

Beaver Dam Reservoir, VA
2015-04-21
Beaverdam Reservoir Fishing Report April 20th, 2015 Submitted by, Park Ranger Michelle The water temp this week is holding steady at 66 degrees in most of the lake. At 10 feet the water is 61... [more]

Lake Moomaw, VA
2015-04-18
Danny Nichols caught nothing when he took Bob Hoffert Fishing Great Job !!!!!... [more]

Lake Moomaw, VA
2015-04-18
Gray Mundie caught a 6\" yellow perch his biggest ever go going Gray!... [more]

Hoehns Lake, VA
2015-04-11
PRIVATELY OWNED! NO TRESPASSING! ... [more]

Claytor Lake General Information
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

County:
Pulaski

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
37.056804

Longitude:
-80.628985

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
120

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Claytor Lake Community Fishing Reports


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Claytor Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Claytor Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 56 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!!
Claytor Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Claytor Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 56 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.
Claytor Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Claytor Lake Crappie Rating:
   2.9/5
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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.
Claytor Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Claytor Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.5/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Claytor Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Claytor Lake Catfish Rating:
   4/5
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Claytor Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Claytor Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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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.
Claytor Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Claytor Lake White Bass Rating:
   1.3/5
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Claytor Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Claytor Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Claytor Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full 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:
06:37 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:03 EST







Claytor Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov  

State Fishing Licensee
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State Fishing Records
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/sta...  

State Parks
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.dgif.state.va.us/downloads/06...