Lake Monticello

Current Temperature:
66°

Est Water Temperature:
40° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.06 (High)

Wind Speed:
South-East at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

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Lake Monticello
National Pro Reports

Skiatook Lake, OK
2014-04-20
I had 4 great clients in the boat today from Oklahoma City. It was a beautiful morning to be at the lake and as it turned out the fish were going to be willing today as well. We got on the Hybrids ear... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Saratoga Lake, NY
2014-04-19
Its been a long winter but the ice have finally come off of the lake. So I hooked up the boat and headed to the lake today got there around 10am and headed to the west side of the lake. The wind was b... [more]

-John Ernst

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-04-19
This report is for 04/08/2014-04/18/2014. Sorry for the delay I have been extremely busy on the water and haven%u2019t had a chance to sit down and write.
The numbers of boats on the water have ... [more]

-Ian Huey

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)

Texas Reports

Lake Halbert, TX
2014-04-20
4/20/2014 .... went carp fishing there . set up to the left of the little jetty by the pier and caught 5 carp and one small catfish ... look forward to going back for round two soon..... pretty park ... [more]

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]

Lake Monticello General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Monticello 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 Monticello, 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!

Lake Monticello is an excellent fishing lake in Texas a couple hours east of Dallas Texas.  The lake is used to cool a coal burning power plant.  Lake Monticello is an excellent stop for early and late season fishing.  It is typically much warmer than the surrounding lakes in Texas.


State:
Texas

County:
Titus

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
2001

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
33.107823

Longitude:
-95.070395

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:
Powerplant

Maximum Depth (ft):
40

Normal Elevation (ft):
340

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Lake Monticello Community Fishing Reports
Guest
2014-04-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 62
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 60-65 degrees; 0.81' high. Black bass are good on black and blue flipping jigs and Texas rigged green pumpkin creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.
Lake Monticello Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Monticello Largemouth Bass Rating:
   4/5
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Lake Monticello Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- rattle traps and flukes
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 40 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.
Lake Monticello Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Monticello Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   4/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 40 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.
Lake Monticello Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Monticello Crappie Rating:
   3.8/5
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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.
Lake Monticello Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Monticello Catfish Rating:
   4.5/5
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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.
Lake Monticello Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Monticello Spotted Bass Rating:
   4.5/5
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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.
Lake Monticello White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Monticello White Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Lake Monticello Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Lake Monticello Striped Bass Rating:
   0/5
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Lake Monticello 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:
06:44 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:52 CST







Lake Monticello 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/