Somerville Lake

Current Temperature:
59°

Est Water Temperature:
70° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.97 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Somerville Lake
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]

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:


Somerville Lake Pro Fishing Reports
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Somerville Lake Community Fishing Reports
Guest
2014-04-15
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:
   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):
70 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Somerville Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Somerville Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.3/5
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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 are generally their most active at 70. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Somerville Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Somerville Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.5/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
Somerville Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Somerville Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.8/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Somerville Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Somerville Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 70 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
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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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Somerville Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Somerville Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Somerville Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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:

Sunrise:
06:52 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:56 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/