Occoquan Reservoir
Current Temperature:
Est Water Temperature:
50° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.02 (High)
Wind Speed:
North-West at 17 Knots (20 MPH)
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Occoquan 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. Occoquan Reservoir water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. 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!
Maximum Depth (ft):
Prince William
Normal Elevation (ft):
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
Municipal Park
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Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
going soon, my goal is flathead because the state record flathead for 66 lbs was caught here. any tips for flathead please share and i might share my trip. however i will be happy just to catch a cat.
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 47
Caught a 14\" bass near the shore (from the bank) on an ultralight rat-l- trap. rattletrap was red, brown, black and silver. Temp was 55 degrees in the air and estimated water temperature for yesterday was 47. March 19, 2013. 3-19-2013
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
I go just about every weekend. On August 9th we caught a total of 9 Large mouth bass the largest being about 18\" and weighing about 2lbs. We fished reeds and rock walls with a purple texas rigged worm and a water mellon colored texas rigged salamander. Slow in the summer but have never once been skunked there in the 20 years I have been fishing it.
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 61
catfished by the dam and in back coves all day and overnight. No action at all
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 60
caught a nine inch yellow perch using a minnow by pine wood forest boat launch near the dam
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
caught 6 2lb large mouth,3 medium crappie,1 small perch and a bunch of blue gill--one 1 lb small mouth.large mouth were in the middle of the reservoir and were hitting rattletraps
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 73
went and tried some cat fishin there, we had liver,shrimp,cut bait and no bites, Landed a channel cat off a rubber worm smallish in size, was slow for me all day
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 73
Landed a 19 1/2 inch largemouth at 3.5 lbs using green worm with yellow jig head and tied, Home tied jig got em on the back hook . few other bits but was only there short time. Big fish Alarm sounded like morse code, there are some big ones in there!!!
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 64
Pretty slow today for everyone. Talking to people at the boat launch, no one caught anything. The highlight of my day came from some perch caught on green jigs. Also, we broke down and tried from some catfish using blood bait. Not even a bite. Hoping that when the weather warms up, there will be more activity.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 63
fished the whole reservoir today, buddy cought a couple in near the dam 12-14'' largemouth, on rubber worm. Perch were hittin grubs in the coves. Better today than last week, other people were seen catchin em as well definetly pickin up seems they are comin out of spawn
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Occoquan Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
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- I caught an 18" largemouth which weighed about 4-5 lbs. with a little red rooster tail spinner on May 22nd. And I've been catching smaller largemouth everyday including today the 26th with the same little rooster tail.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Occoquan 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. 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.
Occoquan Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 50 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.
Occoquan Reservoir Crappie Rating:
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the Water Temperature at 50 all crappie should be up in their spawning areas now and spawn should be getting started. There will be a few few still in the deeps and prespawn areas, but a majority should be up getting ready or already spawning. Continue to hit the creek channels on the migration routes. Focus on isolated cover in a little shallower water. No need to get crazy shallow but start focusing on 15 feet or less of water. On warmer sunny days if the water is still at 50 you should attempt to bounce back and forth from 5-15 feet of water to attempt nailing a solid pattern fo r the day. Try a Kentucky rig baited with minnow, tube bait and small jigs.
Occoquan Reservoir Walleye Rating:
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
Occoquan Reservoir Catfish Rating:
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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.
Occoquan Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
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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.
Occoquan Reservoir White Bass Rating:
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Occoquan Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
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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.


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