Bluestone Lake

Current Temperature:
32°

Est Water Temperature:
54° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.99 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Bluestone Lake
National Pro Reports

Skiatook Lake, OK
2014-10-21
The fish are really turned on at Skiatook. Shorter days and cooler water temperatures have triggered a feeding frenzy at Skiatook. The fish are trying their best to put on body fat to make it through ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-10-19
Fishing has remained hit or miss for us over the last several weeks with some days being better then others and the quality bite very difficult to find. Most of the same patterns that have been produc... [more]

-Ian Huey

West Virginia Reports

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

Bluestone Lake Dam spans the New River at Hinton, WV forming Bluestone Lake, the third largest lake in West Virginia. At summer pool Bluestone Lake covers 2,040 acres and is 10.7 miles long. Bluestone Dam was constructed as part of the Kanawha River Basin flood control system primarily to reduce major flood damages along the New, Kanawha, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers. Bluestone Dam was completed for operational purposes in January 1949 and completely finished in January 1952.

The New River is the best warm water fishery in West Virginia. Year after year, New River produces more citation game fish than any other warm water river in West Virginia. State fishing records have been recorded in the New River for smallmouth, white and striped bass. Bass (black, smallmouth, largemouth, rock, spotted, striped, hybrid striped and white), bluegill, catfish, crappie and muskellunge are all common species of fish found in the New River and Bluestone Lake. The State of West Virginia periodically stocks Indian Creek, which flows into New River above Bluestone Lake, with trout. West Virginia fishing licenses are required. [Bluestone Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/07/2008]
State:
West Virginia

County:
Summers

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
2040

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
37.567352

Longitude:
-80.868988

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
15

Normal Elevation (ft):
1490

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Bluestone Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Bluestone Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Bluestone Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Floating worms are great this time of year
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Bluestone Lake at 54 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth 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. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Bluestone Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Bluestone Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   4.1/5
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Bluestone Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- jigs in 20ft
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Bluestone Lake at 54 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.
Bluestone Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Bluestone Lake Crappie Rating:
   4/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 54 degree water. Crappie will be nicely bunched up still and moving more aggresively than when the water temperature is in the 35 to 50 degree range. With baitfish getting more active, the crappie fishing will be good. Good luck today!
Bluestone Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Bluestone Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.7/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Bluestone Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Bluestone Lake Catfish Rating:
   4/5
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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.
Bluestone Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Bluestone Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Bluestone Lake at 54 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted 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. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Bluestone Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Bluestone Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Bluestone Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Bluestone Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Bluestone Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- huge schools of hybrids right now. any bait that lookalike a minnow does well. like a #7 rapala
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Bluestone 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 another full 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:
07:51 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:22 EST







Bluestone Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.wvdnr.gov/fishing/fishing.sht...  

State Fishing Licensee
https://www.wvhunt.com/wizard/hflw000.as...  

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

State Fishing Information
http://www.wvdnr.gov/fishing/PDFFiles/20...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.wvdnr.gov/fishing/Records.sht...