Bluestone Lake

Current Temperature:
79°

Est Water Temperature:
74° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.13 (High)

Wind Speed:
North-East at 04 Knots (5 MPH)

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Bluestone Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-08-25
The fall season appears to be here a bit early this year and with the cooler temps and shorter days comes a challenge! In typical fall fashion, Old Hickory is fishing pretty inconsistent right now wit... [more]

-Ian Huey

West Virginia Reports

Bluestone Lake General Information
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!

Bluestone Lake Dam spans the New River at Hinton, WV forming Bluestone Lake, the third largest lake in West Virginia. At summer pool Bluestone Lake covers 2,040 acres and is 10.7 miles long. Bluestone Dam was constructed as part of the Kanawha River Basin flood control system primarily to reduce major flood damages along the New, Kanawha, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers. Bluestone Dam was completed for operational purposes in January 1949 and completely finished in January 1952.

The New River is the best warm water fishery in West Virginia. Year after year, New River produces more citation game fish than any other warm water river in West Virginia. State fishing records have been recorded in the New River for smallmouth, white and striped bass. Bass (black, smallmouth, largemouth, rock, spotted, striped, hybrid striped and white), bluegill, catfish, crappie and muskellunge are all common species of fish found in the New River and Bluestone Lake. The State of West Virginia periodically stocks Indian Creek, which flows into New River above Bluestone Lake, with trout. West Virginia fishing licenses are required. [Bluestone Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/07/2008]
State:
West Virginia

County:
Summers

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
2040

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
37.567352

Longitude:
-80.868988

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
15

Normal Elevation (ft):
1490

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Bluestone Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Bluestone Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Bluestone Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Floating worms are great this time of year
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
74 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.
Bluestone Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Bluestone Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   4.1/5
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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 Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Bluestone Lake Crappie Rating:
   4/5
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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.
Bluestone Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Bluestone Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.7/5
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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.
Bluestone Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Bluestone Lake Catfish Rating:
   4/5
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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.
Bluestone Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Bluestone Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3/5
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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.
Bluestone Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Bluestone Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Bluestone Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Bluestone Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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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):


Bluestone Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
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:
06:59 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:44 EST







Bluestone Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.wvdnr.gov/fishing/fishing.sht...  

State Fishing Licensee
https://www.wvhunt.com/wizard/hflw000.as...  

State Parks
http://www.wvstateparks.com/  

State Fishing Information
http://www.wvdnr.gov/fishing/PDFFiles/20...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.wvdnr.gov/fishing/Records.sht...