Lake Waco

Current Temperature:
73°

Est Water Temperature:
86° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.95 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
South-East at 04 Knots (5 MPH)

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Lake Waco
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Lake Waco General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Waco 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 Waco, 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 Waco Lake dam is an earthfill embankment, with a concrete outlet works located in the upstream side and a concrete gate-controled spillway located in the left abutment. The overall length of the dam, including the spillway, is 24,618 feet. its maximum height is 140 feet above the streambed. The dam is constructed of selected soils, carefully placed and compacted. Twenty-four inches of riprap placed on the upstream face protects it from wave action. The water surface level will be maintained at elevation 462 as much of the time as possible; however, this level is subject to fluctuation upward when flood waters are stored, or downward, depending upon the withdrawals for water supply from the conservation storage. The lake levels resulting from ordinary floods will not be unfavorable to recreational activities.[Waco Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 01/26/2008]
State:
Texas

County:
McLennan

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
7194

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
31.553465

Longitude:
-97.241584

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
80

Normal Elevation (ft):
455

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:


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Lake Waco Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Waco Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 86 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
Lake Waco Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Waco Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.7/5
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Lake Waco Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- None in lake.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Lake Waco Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Waco Crappie Rating:
   3.4/5
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- can anybody explain to me why the crappie were just...not on this year? i have
seen high water before during the spawn,muddy water,gates wide open...but
never nothing like this year... what the heck man!

Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
Lake Waco Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Waco Catfish Rating:
   3.9/5
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Lake Waco Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Put 2 trotlines out with 40 perch total Sat. night. One in favorite hole at 13 ft and 25 hooks and the other was 15 hooks and in new spot that ranged from 8-16 ft. deep near deep hole. Took a 25 lb yellow and a 5 lb blue off the 15 hook around 10ft deep.The yellow had small eggs no were near ready.The favorite line had only 2 perch missing and was a shocker. This line was in surface temperature of 71 and the other one is in 67 were I caught the fish.Seems to be a little early but will bait one for blues with shad.
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Unlike most North American fish species, blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish are comfortable when the water temperature is this high. They will be feeding and moving in typical patterns. You will start having a little better luck if you can get to some moving water that is adding a little more oxygen for the baitfish and the catfish will be there also.
Lake Waco Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Waco Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Lake Waco White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Waco White Bass Rating:
   4/5
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Lake Waco Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Lake Waco Striped Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Lake Waco 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:
07:06 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:51 CST







Lake Waco 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/