Somerville Lake

Current Temperature:

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

Barometric Pressure:
30.10 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Somerville Lake
National Pro Reports

Saratoga Lake, NY
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
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

Skiatook Lake, OK
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
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
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

Wright Patman Lake, TX
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
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
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 52-60 degrees; 34.64' low. No report available.... [more]

Lake Whitney, TX
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
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]

Somerville Lake General Information
Welcome to Somerville 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 Somerville 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!

Somerville Lake is located in the south central part of Burleson County and the north central part of Washington County, with the upper reaches of the lake extending into Lee County. The Somerville Lake dam site is located on Yegua Creek, 20.0 river miles upstream from its confluence with the Brazos River. The normal lake pool elevation is 238.0 feet (above mean sea level) which encompasses 11,460 acres. There is approximately 85 miles of shoreline. Total land and water for Somerville Lake cover approximately 30,000 acres.The Yegua Creek watershed is about 62 miles long and 32 miles wide, having a drainage of 1,320 square miles. About 76 percent of the area is controlled by Somerville Dam, an earthfill embankment 20,210 feet long. The total length of the dam, including dike and spillway, is 26,175 feet. The earthfill dike, located on the northeast bank, is about 4,715 feet long, with an access road to the overlook area along the top. The lake provides flood protection for about 9,000 acres of land along the Yegua Creek and assists in the flood protection and irrigation of 887,000 acres of agricultural land along the Brazos River below the mouth of Yegua Creek.The water surface level is maintained at elevation 238.0 as much of the time as possible; however, this level is subject to fluctuation upward when flood waters are being stored, or downward, depending upon the withdrawals for water supply from the conservation storage, release rates and daily evaporation.[Somerville Lake., 01/26/2008]


Inpoundment Type:

Surface Area (acres):

Lake Management:
State Park



Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

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Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

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Somerville Lake Pro Fishing Reports
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Somerville Lake Community Fishing Reports
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 63
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 61-65 degrees; 2.45' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Somerville Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Somerville Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
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Somerville Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- What are Large mouth biting on this weekend. 3/2-3/2012
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.
Somerville Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Somerville Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The lake has never been stocked with smallmouth bass, because the water gets too hot in the summer. It does contain spot or native bass which grow smaller than the Florida strain largemouth.

My tip for smallmouth bass is find a lake that's been stocked with them.
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.
Somerville Lake Crappie Fishing

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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.
Somerville Lake Catfish Fishing

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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.
Somerville Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

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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.
Somerville Lake White Bass Fishing

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- White Bass typically will start spawning (usually in any major rivers/streams they can head to, upstream
from the main body of water) when the water starts reaching the mid 50s to lower 60s (Early Feb-Apr in
this part of TX). If they can\'t make it upstream, they tend to spawn off windy lake points and similar
areas. White Bass are most active when the water temperatures is between 63 degrees and 76 degrees.
They often frequent sandbar humps in relativity shallow areas of lakes at these temps, eventually
ranging across much of the main lake following schools of shad except for the dawn and dusk hrs when
they move closer to shorelines. Above 80 degrees, the activity starts to decrease. In late fall when the
water temp dips below 50 the activity falls off. 
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Somerville Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Somerville Lake Striped Bass Rating:
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- Lake Somerville has no Stripers in it. It does have Whipers, hybrid White Stripers.
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Somerville 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.
06:56 CST

Moon Phase:

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Days to Full

19:54 CST

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