Fontana Lake

Current Temperature:
34°

Est Water Temperature:
45° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.00 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

Forecast   |   Trends

Fontana Lake
National Pro Reports

Keystone Lake, OK
2014-11-08
Finding rocky wind blown points near sandy shorelines is the key to good Striper and Sandbass fishing this week at Keystone. Top waters and Shad colored swim baits are the best bets on this afternoon ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

North Carolina Reports

Fontana Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Fontana 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. Vital fishing information for Fontana Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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:
North Carolina

County:
Graham

Inpoundment Type:


Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:


Latitude:
35.405024

Longitude:
-83.644799

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
145

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:


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Fontana Lake Community Fishing Reports


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Fontana Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Fontana Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Fontana Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I say have a minnow. Ready
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 45 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Fontana Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Fontana Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Fontana Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Slow work Jigs off steep rock bluffs, Also Small profile crankbaits fishing parallel with rock bluffs.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 45 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Fontana Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Fontana Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.1/5
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Fontana Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Fontana Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Fontana Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.6/5
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Fontana Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Drag a night crawler along the bottom
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Fontana Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Fontana Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.5/5
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Fontana Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Pantyhose--cut a small section from the pantyhose. If you start from the toe,
fill a two inch section with chicken livers, stinkbait etc. Pull excess hose to
tie a knot against the chicken livers, stinkbait etc. Now hook the bait as you
regularly would. This tip will help you from slinging off your bait and you can
use it longer knowing your bait is still on your hook.
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.
Fontana Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Fontana Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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Fontana Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Fontana Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Fontana Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Fontana Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish at night with light and minnows
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Fontana Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Fontana Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2.9/5
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Fontana Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- go to a lake that actually has stripers
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Fontana Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
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:
08:25 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:19 EST







Fontana Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
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State Fishing Licensee
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State Parks
http://www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/ncpar...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.ncwildlife.org/pg03_Fishing/p...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.ncwildlife.org/pg02_Regs/pg2b...