Philpott Lake

Current Temperature:
61°

Est Water Temperature:
57° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.05 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Philpott Lake
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Philpott Lake General Information
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!

Philpott Lake: Nestled in the rugged foothills within sight of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia are the lake and surrounding public lands of Philpott Lake. The clear water and natural shoreline make Philpott Lake a unique place to visit. Over 6,000 acres of surrounding land, 3,000 acres of water, and a power plant make up Philpott Project located in portions of Franklin, Henry and Patrick counties. Congress authorized construction in 1944 for flood control and hydroelectric power generation as the primary purposes, and water supply and recreation as subsequent purposes. [Philpott Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/07/2008]
State:
Virginia

County:
Franklin

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
2880

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
36.802323

Longitude:
-80.066656

Water Clarity:
6-10 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
305

Normal Elevation (ft):
974

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Philpott Lake Community Fishing Reports
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.
Philpott Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Philpott Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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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):
At 57 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Philpott Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Philpott Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3/5
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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):
With the water temperature at 57 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.
Philpott Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Philpott Lake Crappie Rating:
   3/5
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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 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.
Philpott Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Philpott Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.3/5
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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):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Philpott Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Philpott Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.7/5
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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 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.
Philpott Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Philpott Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   2.4/5
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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):
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.
Philpott Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Philpott Lake White Bass Rating:
   1.5/5
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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 Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Philpott Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2.1/5
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Philpott Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there are none in philpott lake .
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Philpott Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
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!
Sunrise:
06:44 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:54 EST







Philpott Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov  

State Fishing Licensee
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State Fishing Records
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/sta...  

State Parks
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.dgif.state.va.us/downloads/06...