Occoquan Reservoir
Current Temperature:
62° F
Est Water Temperature:
78° F (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
29.73 inHg (Normal)
Wind Speed:
South at 03 Knots (3 MPH)
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Occoquan Reservoir
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Occoquan Reservoir 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. Occoquan Reservoir 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:
38.70777
Maximum Depth (ft) :
County:
Prince William
Longitude:
-77.34988
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
2100
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
Municipal Park
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Guest
2013-06-22
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
going soon, my goal is flathead because the state record flathead for 66 lbs was caught here. any tips for flathead please share and i might share my trip. however i will be happy just to catch a cat.
Guest
2013-03-20
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 47
Caught a 14\" bass near the shore (from the bank) on an ultralight rat-l- trap. rattletrap was red, brown, black and silver. Temp was 55 degrees in the air and estimated water temperature for yesterday was 47. March 19, 2013. 3-19-2013
Guest
2012-08-11
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
I go just about every weekend. On August 9th we caught a total of 9 Large mouth bass the largest being about 18\" and weighing about 2lbs. We fished reeds and rock walls with a purple texas rigged worm and a water mellon colored texas rigged salamander. Slow in the summer but have never once been skunked there in the 20 years I have been fishing it.
Guest
2012-04-30
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 61
catfished by the dam and in back coves all day and overnight. No action at all
Guest
2012-04-30
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 60
caught a nine inch yellow perch using a minnow by pine wood forest boat launch near the dam
Guest
2011-06-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
caught 6 2lb large mouth,3 medium crappie,1 small perch and a bunch of blue gill--one 1 lb small mouth.large mouth were in the middle of the reservoir and were hitting rattletraps
Guest
2011-06-17
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 73
went and tried some cat fishin there, we had liver,shrimp,cut bait and no bites, Landed a channel cat off a rubber worm smallish in size, was slow for me all day
Guest
2011-06-05
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 73
Landed a 19 1/2 inch largemouth at 3.5 lbs using green worm with yellow jig head and tied, Home tied jig got em on the back hook . few other bits but was only there short time. Big fish Alarm sounded like morse code, there are some big ones in there!!!
Guest
2011-05-22
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 64
Pretty slow today for everyone. Talking to people at the boat launch, no one caught anything. The highlight of my day came from some perch caught on green jigs. Also, we broke down and tried from some catfish using blood bait. Not even a bite. Hoping that when the weather warms up, there will be more activity.
Guest
2011-05-21
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 63
fished the whole reservoir today, buddy cought a couple in near the dam 12-14'' largemouth, on rubber worm. Perch were hittin grubs in the coves. Better today than last week, other people were seen catchin em as well definetly pickin up seems they are comin out of spawn
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Occoquan Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.7
Occoquan Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I caught an 18" largemouth which weighed about 4-5 lbs. with a little red rooster tail spinner on May 22nd. And I've been catching smaller largemouth everyday including today the 26th with the same little rooster tail.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 78 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
Occoquan Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.6
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Occoquan Reservoir Crappie Rating:
3.4
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
Occoquan Reservoir Walleye Rating:
2.6
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be starting to get a little slower in this water temperature. With walleye being a cold water fish, they will start becoming fairly lethargic in this water. With the fish slowing down the fishing will be more difficult to find and coax into biting. However they will be feeding and the walleye bite should still be good. This time of year is a good time to fall back to live bait as standard practice for the best bet at numbers and size of fish.
Occoquan Reservoir Catfish Rating:
3.4
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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.
Occoquan Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
4.1
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Occoquan Reservoir White Bass Rating:
4
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Occoquan Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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Occoquan Reservoir Trout Rating:
3
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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 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:

10:06

Sunset:

00:25

Moon Phase:


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