Belton Lake

Current Temperature:
66°

Est Water Temperature:
44° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.14 (High)

Wind Speed:
East at 06 Knots (7 MPH)

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Belton Lake
National Pro Reports

Skiatook Lake, OK
2014-04-18
The spring time Hybrid bite is in full swing. Recent trips have produced good boxes of fish up to 8 pounds. The water temps are up to 58 degrees and the fish are very active. I had a trip there today ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

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

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

Texas Reports

Wright Patman Lake, TX
2014-04-15
WRIGHT PATMAN Water lightly stained; 59-64 degrees; 5.74 ' high. Black bass are good on black neon Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines. Sp... [more]

Lake Weatherford, TX
2014-04-15
WEATHERFORD Water clear; 57-61 degrees; 7.19' low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.... [more]

White River Reservoir, TX
2014-04-15
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 52-60 degrees; 34.64' low. No report available.... [more]

Lake Whitney, TX
2014-04-15
WHITNEY Water stained; 58-62 degrees; 12.20' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Cat... [more]

Walter E Long Lake, TX
2014-04-15
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on white crankbaits and chartreuse soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on silver slabs. White bass are good on perch color... [more]

Belton Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Belton 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 Belton 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!

The Belton Stillhouse Lake Office is located 1 mile south of US 190 on FM 1670 in Belton, Texas. Belton Lake is located on the Leon River 16.7 miles upstream of the confluence of the Leon River and the Little River. It is in the northern part of Bell County, Texas about three miles north of the City of Belton and approximately eight miles west of the City of Temple, Texas. The Lake area lies within Bell and Coryell Counties. Belton Lake was completed in 1954 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to assist with flood damage reduction within the Brazos River Basin. The lake also functions as a water supply, fish and wildlife habitat as well as providing recreation opportunities for the public. [Belton Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 01/26/2008]
State:
Texas

County:
Bell

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
12385

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
31.198370

Longitude:
-97.532424

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
124

Normal Elevation (ft):
594

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

Belton Lake Pro Fishing Reports
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Belton Lake Community Fishing Reports
Guest
2014-04-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 60
BELTON Water clear; 58-62 degrees; 9.67' low. Black bass are good on Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on downriggers. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows around structure under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on hot dogs. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area. Get details.
Guest
2014-03-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 58
Water clear; 56-60 degrees; 9.57' low. Black bass are good on topwaters and spinnerbaits in coves. Hybrid striper are good on live shad early. White bass are good on light blue jigs. Crappie are good on minnows in 30 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on bloodbait, stinkbait, and minnows. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and throwlines baited with perch. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area. Get details.
Belton Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Belton Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Belton Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Bass are on the points in 2 to 10 foot. waypointguideservice.com
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 44 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.
Belton Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Belton Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.9/5
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Belton Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 44 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.
Belton Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Belton Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.4/5
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Belton 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.
Belton Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Belton Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.5/5
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Belton 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 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.
Belton Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Belton Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Belton 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.
Belton Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Belton Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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Belton Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Troll arond the bridge across the channel above the bridge with white crank bait with green or orange eyes on a cloudy to clear day they cannt reseist
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Belton Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Belton Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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Belton Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- fish are relating to the shad, limits are good on live shad. waypointguideservice.com
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Belton 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:
07:00 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:58 CST







Belton Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us  

State Fishing Records
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fis...  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/lic...  

State Parks
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/  

Texas Bass Tackle
http://www.texasbasstackle.com  

BASSMaster Fishing Membership
http://espn.go.com/outdoors/bassmaster/