Philpott Lake

Current Temperature:
70°

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

Barometric Pressure:
30.25 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
North at 09 Knots (10 MPH)

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Philpott Lake
National Pro Reports

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

Skiatook Lake, OK
2014-04-18
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
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)

Virginia Reports

Lake Orange, VA
2014-04-10
... [more]

Leesville Lake, VA
2014-04-08
Water temp at dam was below 50, water temp on upper side was 54, no bass in shallow water, all fish were marked around 20 ft.... [more]

Philpott Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Philpott 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 Philpott 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!

Philpott Lake: Nestled in the rugged foothills within sight of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia are the lake and surrounding public lands of Philpott Lake. The clear water and natural shoreline make Philpott Lake a unique place to visit. Over 6,000 acres of surrounding land, 3,000 acres of water, and a power plant make up Philpott Project located in portions of Franklin, Henry and Patrick counties. Congress authorized construction in 1944 for flood control and hydroelectric power generation as the primary purposes, and water supply and recreation as subsequent purposes. [Philpott Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/07/2008]
State:
Virginia

County:
Franklin

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
2880

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
36.802323

Longitude:
-80.066656

Water Clarity:
6-10 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
305

Normal Elevation (ft):
974

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Philpott Lake Community Fishing Reports


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Philpott Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Philpott Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Philpott Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Target the North banks of the lake points that drop slowly. I allways do really good on a Blue nose frog this time of year .

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.
Philpott Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Philpott Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Philpott Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- use cherry seed zoom worms,and a , td minnow,and throw a headache ball carolina rigged watermelon seed 5 inch lizard,and drive a ranger boat, ha ha oh and fish the same three holes all the time, ha ha oh and talk to the fish ask them what they biting ,and fish all around the goverment dock and all around white rock

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.
Philpott Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Philpott Lake Crappie Rating:
   3/5
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Philpott Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- My Dad and I went April 25, went up smith river caught crappy in trees on the southern bank side at about 7 ft depth, water temp was 69 deg. it was very hot that day and windy. Fish were suspended at 7 ft in 18 ft of water, in and around the tree limbs. Lost plenty of hooks. Used live minnows. C and R
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.
Philpott Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Philpott Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.2/5
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Philpott Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- the walleye bite, is on, its on like donky kong, im suprised your not on the water fishing right now,cherry seeds on deep drop offs on deep water points and out in the main channel trolling zoom cherry seeds on a alabama rig,been catching 5 to 7 a day, carolina rigging a td minnow lure,all 18 plus inches,going again tommorow, im so excited p.s. use a sire leader, or hmm ,hmm walleyes will break your line cut right throw it when you rare back set the hook just as hard as you can even snapped a few rods with this method,all at the bottom of philpott now.
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
Philpott Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Philpott Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.7/5
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Philpott Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- use cherry seed zoom worms dipped in home made garlic scent and 2 day old chicken liver juice,fish at white rock ,p .s bait the hole day or two before with dead fish left in the live well.
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.
Philpott Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Philpott Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   2.4/5
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Philpott Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Philpott Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Philpott Lake White Bass Rating:
   1.5/5
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Philpott Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Philpott Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2.1/5
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Philpott Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there are none in philpott lake .
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Philpott 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.
Sunrise:
06:41 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:56 EST







Philpott Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov  

State Fishing Licensee
http://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/sta...  

State Parks
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.dgif.state.va.us/downloads/06...