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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:
37.5673520000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
15
County:
Summers
Longitude:
-80.8689880000000000000
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):
At 59 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!!
Bluestone Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4
Bluestone Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- jigs in 20ft
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Bluestone Lake Crappie Rating:
4
Bluestone Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Bluestone Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Bluestone Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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!
Bluestone Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Bluestone Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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 arent 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.
Bluestone Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3
Bluestone Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
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:

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:

06:08 EST

Sunset:

20:33 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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