Lake James

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
59° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.85 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North-West at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

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Lake James
National Pro Reports

Skiatook Lake, OK
The fish are really turned on at Skiatook. Shorter days and cooler water temperatures have triggered a feeding frenzy at Skiatook. The fish are trying their best to put on body fat to make it through ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Old Hickory Lake, TN
Fishing has remained hit or miss for us over the last several weeks with some days being better then others and the quality bite very difficult to find. Most of the same patterns that have been produc... [more]

-Ian Huey

North Carolina Reports

Badin Lake, NC
There are no fish left in Badin lake... [more]

Lake James General Information
Welcome to Lake James 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 Lake James, 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!
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Lake James Largemouth Bass Fishing

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Lake James Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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- trolling with minners 20 to 30 feet cought 2 small mouth 1 larg mouth two to thre pound 1 4 13.
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Lake James Crappie Fishing

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- Live minnows 1.5-2\" long, back hooked on 2\' leader with sinker. Work holes just off of submerged trees. This seems to work November-March.
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Lake James Walleye Fishing

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- 10/21/12 water temp 66 caught 2 35\' jigging, 1 was 18.5 inches other 16.5
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Lake James Catfish Fishing

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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.
Lake James Spotted Bass Fishing

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Lake James White Bass Fishing

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Lake James Striped Bass Fishing

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Lake James 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 another full 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.
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18:29 EST

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