Monticello Reservoir

Current Temperature:
55°

Est Water Temperature:
50° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.90 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
North at 08 Knots (9 MPH)

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Monticello Reservoir
National Pro Reports

Keystone Lake, OK
2014-11-08
Finding rocky wind blown points near sandy shorelines is the key to good Striper and Sandbass fishing this week at Keystone. Top waters and Shad colored swim baits are the best bets on this afternoon ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

South Carolina Reports

Monticello Reservoir General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Monticello Reservoir 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 Monticello Reservoir, 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!
State:
South Carolina

County:
Fairfield

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
Other

Latitude:
34.343973

Longitude:
-81.312739

Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
145

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:


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Monticello Reservoir Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Monticello Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 50 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.
Monticello Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Monticello Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.8/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Monticello Reservoir at 50 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Smallmouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Smallmouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Monticello Reservoir Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Monticello Reservoir Crappie Rating:
   3.2/5
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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.
Monticello Reservoir Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Monticello Reservoir Catfish Rating:
   4.2/5
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- Was at monty the w/e of 4/30 @5/1 caught several blues in the 20lb to 30lb range and 1 big cat weighin in at 37.8 lbs drifting holes 50 feet coming back up slopes to around 20 foot of water,fresh cut bluegill @ wd-40 chicken breast were most productive. most of the water we found to be around 73 degrees,
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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.
Monticello Reservoir Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Monticello Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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- great fishing for trophy blues. Be patient I have lended several fish over 35lbs and a couple in the fourty pound range.
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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.
Monticello Reservoir White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Monticello Reservoir White Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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Monticello Reservoir Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Monticello Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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Monticello Reservoir 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:
08:12 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:12 EST







Monticello Reservoir Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.dnr.sc.gov  

State Fishing Records
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/fish/freshrecs/rec...  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/purchase.html  

State Parks
http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/  

State Fishing Information
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/regs/pdf/freshfish...