Occoquan Reservoir
Current Temperature:
Est Water Temperature:
45° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.11 (Rising)
Wind Speed:
North at 11 Knots (13 MPH)
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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!
Maximum Depth (ft):
Prince William
Normal Elevation (ft):
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
Municipal Park
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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.
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
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.
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 61
catfished by the dam and in back coves all day and overnight. No action at all
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
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
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
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!!!
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.
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
Occoquan Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
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):
With Occoquan Reservoir at 45 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Occoquan Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 45 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Occoquan Reservoir Crappie Rating:
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Occoquan Reservoir Walleye Rating:
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be staging and getting ready to spawn now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Start looking for pre-spawn fish in deeper waters with easy access to shallow clean water rocky bottoms. Walleye should be feeding aggressively right up until they start laying eggs. This is a perfect time to be fishing for Walleye.
Occoquan Reservoir Catfish Rating:
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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.
Occoquan Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Occoquan Reservoir White Bass Rating:
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. 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. Have a great day!


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