Somerville Lake

Current Temperature:
82°

Est Water Temperature:
80° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.12 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
North-East at 06 Knots (7 MPH)

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Somerville Lake
National Pro Reports

Keystone Lake, OK
2014-09-22
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-Steve Carroll

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-09-10
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Texas Reports

Somerville Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com 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. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 01/26/2008]
State:
Texas

County:
Burleson

Inpoundment Type:
Impoundment

Surface Area (acres):
11450

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
30.318289

Longitude:
-96.613933

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
38

Normal Elevation (ft):
238

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:


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Somerville Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Somerville Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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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 pretty slow at 80 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!
Somerville Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Somerville Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.2/5
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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 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.
Somerville Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Somerville Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.5/5
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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.
Somerville Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Somerville Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.7/5
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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.
Somerville Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

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

[ White Bass Info ]
Somerville Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Somerville Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Somerville Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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- Lake Somerville has no Stripers in it. It does have Whipers, hybrid White Stripers.
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Somerville Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!
Sunrise:
07:18 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:18 CST







Somerville 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/