Philpott Lake
Current Temperature:
87° F
Est Water Temperature:
72° F (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.02 inHg (High)
Wind Speed:
North-West at 15 Knots (17 MPH)
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Philpott Lake
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Philpott 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. Philpott 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:
36.80232
Maximum Depth (ft) :
305
County:
Franklin
Longitude:
-80.06666
Normal Elevation (ft):
974
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
2880
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2015-03-22
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 52
Fished Ryan\'s Branch arm. Fishing slow baits in the afternoon. Caught 1 fish. Other anglers reported similar results. Fish that were caught were small. Sure to improve in coming weeks as water temps. warm.
Guest
2011-03-28
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 49
My brother an i fished philpott today in the snow 3/28/11 fishing was fair we had a limit but we fished hard when the snow stoped so did the fish .
Philpott Lake General Tips: [ Add Tip ]
General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Philpott Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Philpott Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Target the North banks of the lake points that drop slowly. I allways do really good on a Blue nose frog this time of year .

Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
72 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.
Philpott Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Philpott Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- use cherry seed zoom worms,and a , td minnow,and throw a headache ball carolina rigged watermelon seed 5 inch lizard,and drive a ranger boat, ha ha oh and fish the same three holes all the time, ha ha oh and talk to the fish ask them what they biting ,and fish all around the goverment dock and all around white rock

Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 72. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Philpott Lake Crappie Rating:
3
Philpott Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- My Dad and I went April 25, went up smith river caught crappy in trees on the southern bank side at about 7 ft depth, water temp was 69 deg. it was very hot that day and windy. Fish were suspended at 7 ft in 18 ft of water, in and around the tree limbs. Lost plenty of hooks. Used live minnows. C and R
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.
Philpott Lake Walleye Rating:
3.3
Philpott Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- the walleye bite, is on, its on like donky kong, im suprised your not on the water fishing right now,cherry seeds on deep drop offs on deep water points and out in the main channel trolling zoom cherry seeds on a alabama rig,been catching 5 to 7 a day, carolina rigging a td minnow lure,all 18 plus inches,going again tommorow, im so excited p.s. use a sire leader, or hmm ,hmm walleyes will break your line cut right throw it when you rare back set the hook just as hard as you can even snapped a few rods with this method,all at the bottom of philpott now.
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.
Philpott Lake Catfish Rating:
3.7
Philpott Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- use cherry seed zoom worms dipped in home made garlic scent and 2 day old chicken liver juice,fish at white rock ,p .s bait the hole day or two before with dead fish left in the live well.
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.
Philpott Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
2.5
Philpott Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are no spotted bass in philpott lake
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 72 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.
Philpott Lake White Bass Rating:
1.5
Philpott Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are no white bass in philpott lake
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Philpott Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.1
Philpott Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there are none in philpott lake .
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Philpott Lake Trout Rating:
3.5
Philpott Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Trout 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:

10:04

Sunset:

00:38

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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