Fontana Lake

Current Temperature:
28°

Est Water Temperature:
52° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.18 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Fontana Lake
National Pro Reports

Lake Minnetonka, MN
2014-04-16
We are getting close to fishing lake minnetonka with open water. We are now past lake minnetonkas average ice out, with most channels open and the remaining ice being honey comb throughout. With a f... [more]

-Dan Jasper

Sooner Lake, OK
2014-04-14
The fish are finally waking up at Sooner. Water temps in the main lake are 58 degrees and 72 in the discharge canal. Most fish are being taken shallow on live Shad fished on a free line. It\'s the mos... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Lake Guntersville, AL
2014-04-14
13 April 2014 Lake Guntersville %u2013 Really nice family joined me yesterday on Guntersville and after a slow first hour or so the guy%u2019s started putting them in the boat. Everyone caught fish ... [more]

-Jake (Mid South Bass Guide)

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-04-08
This report is for the week of 03/30/2014- 04/07/2014

We have again had an awesome week here on Old Hickory Lake this week as we ran 4 trips and are still catching big fish! This week alone... [more]

-Ian Huey

Lake Sidney Lanier, GA
2014-04-06
Striper fishing is good and should be improving as the warming water temperatures gets the fish up and moving. The boys will be looking for girl friends and the girls will be looking to pack on the we... [more]

-Ken West and Mike Maddalena

North Carolina Reports

Blewett Falls Lake, NC
2014-04-06
4/6/14 water way down for past 2 weeks lots of stumps and no fish. ... [more]

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:
   3.6/5
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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 52 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):
With the water temperature at 52 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.
Fontana Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Fontana Lake Crappie Rating:
   3/5
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Fontana Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
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):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
Fontana Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Fontana Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.3/5
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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:
   3.4/5
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Fontana Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Fontana Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Fontana Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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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 full moon has just past. The gravitational pull is starting to decrease with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. 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. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
Sunrise:
07:02 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:05 EST







Fontana Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
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State Fishing Licensee
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State Parks
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State Fishing Records
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State Fishing Information
http://www.ncwildlife.org/pg02_Regs/pg2b...