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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:
37.0568040000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
120
County:
Pulaski
Longitude:
-80.6289850000000000000
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.
Claytor Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Claytor Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
71 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Claytor Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Claytor Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 71. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Claytor Lake Crappie Rating:
3
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
Claytor Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
Claytor Lake Catfish Rating:
4
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 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.
Claytor Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 71 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Claytor Lake White Bass Rating:
1.5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Claytor Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

07:35 EST

Sunset:

18:40 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full