Claytor Lake

Current Temperature:
55°

Est Water Temperature:
52° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.16 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
North at 07 Knots (8 MPH)

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Claytor Lake
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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:
Reservior

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
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 Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Claytor Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 52 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
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 52 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 spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
Claytor Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Claytor Lake Catfish Rating:
   4/5
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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

[ 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 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:
07:10 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:42 EST







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State Fishing Information
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