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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Bluestone 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. Bluestone 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:
West Virginia
Latitude:
37.567352
Maximum Depth (ft):
15
County:
Summers
Longitude:
-80.868988
Normal Elevation (ft):
1490
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
2040
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2013-05-09
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 60
This is for Saturday May 4, 2013. The Bass are starting to bite well on Spinnerbaits and small crank baits. I caught a 33\" Musky on the Saturday above and a 34\" Musky the Saturday prior on a bass crank bait. This is the 1st time of many years of fishing this lake that I have caught musky (Pleasant supprise). With the abundance of rain we\'ve reveived over the past few days; The Army Corps of Engineers reported yesterday (5-8-2013) that the lake is closed and muddy. Their web site shows the lake 17.58 feet above summer pool.
nightkeeper
2013-02-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 43
WVDNR Report: Fishing on the lake is fair, but cold weather has curtailed fishing somewhat. Stripers and hybrids have been seen schooling and chasing shad occasionally still around the pit area. Try shad like lures and surface lures to garner strikes when they appear at the surface. No recent reports from catfish anglers. A new boat launch was recently completed at ‘the Pit’. The old launch was becoming silted in and will be off limits during the construction of the new bridge over the Bluestone arm of the lake. For more information call Corps of Engineers at 304-466-0156. Be aware that in the future, the access at the Pit will be reduced due to the construction on the Bluestone arm bridge. Construction equipment and trucks will be on the site, be safe and be aware of your surroundings while using the Pit area to prevent any accidents. Once the construction begins, inconveniences to anglers and users of the Pit area will be reduced as much as possible as problems are sorted out over time. The construction will last through 2016. Please be careful as mentioned, be prepared to possibly wait a little longer to launch and pick-up your boat, and be sure to be courteous of others. Please bear with State Park personnel until issues can be worked out as they develop.
Guest
2013-02-17
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 43
The water temperature is 43 degrees at the dam and the lake is muddy today.
Guest
2011-05-28
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 68
For Friday 5-27-2011: The Water Temp was 70 close to the dam and 67 to 69 from the rough water to the boat launch. The bass were about as predictable as the rain...on, off, on, off. One minute the rain would stop and the bass would hit crank baits, the rain would start the fish would stop biting. Then the rain would stop and the bass would hit jerk baits, but wouldn touch a crank bait. Normally at Bluestone, right before dark, the fish bass would feed hard then cut off at dark...not Friday...The rain had stopped, but the fish didn't feed like they normally do. Blame it on the weather I guess.
Guest
2011-03-27
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"Going down to the lake this week, any suggestions? thanks"
Guest
2011-03-27
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 49
"Going down next week 3-28-11 any suggestions, thanks"
Guest
2011-03-27
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 46
Water Temperature was warmer towards the dam. Only caught 1 smallmouth a little over 2 lbs near the dam on a spinner bait. Others were catching smaller fish jigging either soft plastics or jigs up towards the camp grounds in shallow water near the bank. The cold finally got the best of me and I left around 3:30pm.
Guest
2010-08-13
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 80
Went fishing for whatever we could catch over the weekend. Managed to catch a few crappie 8 to 14 feet down on jigs and minnows. Saw some fish running tiny shad on the surface. Throwed at them with no takers. I believe they were smallmouth.
Guest
2010-05-07
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
I was jus wondering what was the biggest Catfish caught out of the Bluestone lake?
Ben
2010-02-19
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 46
"Me and Bill fished Sunday most of the day and only caught two crappie, lost one. Caught the first fish (1lb.) on a large minnow in 31 feet of water and caught the second (3/4lb) on on a jigging spoon. Lost one about on the same size. The fish were not moving with the bait and couldn't tell when we got a bite. The water was very clear and calm, that may have made the fish a little spooky. The lake was down about 2-1/2 or 3 feet. Beautiful day though for late November, warm and sunny."
Bluestone Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Bluestone Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Floating worms are great this time of year
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!
Bluestone Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4
Bluestone Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- jigs in 20ft
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.
Bluestone Lake Crappie Rating:
4
Bluestone Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Bluestone Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Bluestone Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Bluestone Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Bluestone Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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. Its perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Bluestone Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3
Bluestone Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Bluestone Lake White Bass Rating:
3
Bluestone Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Bluestone Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Bluestone Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- huge schools of hybrids right now. any bait that lookalike a minnow does well. like a #7 rapala
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new 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:

06:51 EST

Sunset:

19:59 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full