Bluestone Lake
Current Temperature:
35° F
Est Water Temperature:
41° F (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.02 inHg (High)
Wind Speed:
South at 04 Knots (5 MPH)
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Welcome to 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. Bluestone Lake 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!
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Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 60
This is for Saturday May 4, 2013. The Bass are starting to bite well on Spinnerbaits and small crank baits. I caught a 33\" Musky on the Saturday above and a 34\" Musky the Saturday prior on a bass crank bait. This is the 1st time of many years of fishing this lake that I have caught musky (Pleasant supprise). With the abundance of rain we\'ve reveived over the past few days; The Army Corps of Engineers reported yesterday (5-8-2013) that the lake is closed and muddy. Their web site shows the lake 17.58 feet above summer pool.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 43
WVDNR Report: Fishing on the lake is fair, but cold weather has curtailed fishing somewhat. Stripers and hybrids have been seen schooling and chasing shad occasionally still around the pit area. Try shad like lures and surface lures to garner strikes when they appear at the surface. No recent reports from catfish anglers. A new boat launch was recently completed at ‘the Pit’. The old launch was becoming silted in and will be off limits during the construction of the new bridge over the Bluestone arm of the lake. For more information call Corps of Engineers at 304-466-0156. Be aware that in the future, the access at the Pit will be reduced due to the construction on the Bluestone arm bridge. Construction equipment and trucks will be on the site, be safe and be aware of your surroundings while using the Pit area to prevent any accidents. Once the construction begins, inconveniences to anglers and users of the Pit area will be reduced as much as possible as problems are sorted out over time. The construction will last through 2016. Please be careful as mentioned, be prepared to possibly wait a little longer to launch and pick-up your boat, and be sure to be courteous of others. Please bear with State Park personnel until issues can be worked out as they develop.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 43
The water temperature is 43 degrees at the dam and the lake is muddy today.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 68
For Friday 5-27-2011: The Water Temp was 70 close to the dam and 67 to 69 from the rough water to the boat launch. The bass were about as predictable as the rain...on, off, on, off. One minute the rain would stop and the bass would hit crank baits, the rain would start the fish would stop biting. Then the rain would stop and the bass would hit jerk baits, but wouldn touch a crank bait. Normally at Bluestone, right before dark, the fish bass would feed hard then cut off at dark...not Friday...The rain had stopped, but the fish didn't feed like they normally do. Blame it on the weather I guess.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"Going down to the lake this week, any suggestions? thanks"
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 49
"Going down next week 3-28-11 any suggestions, thanks"
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 46
Water Temperature was warmer towards the dam. Only caught 1 smallmouth a little over 2 lbs near the dam on a spinner bait. Others were catching smaller fish jigging either soft plastics or jigs up towards the camp grounds in shallow water near the bank. The cold finally got the best of me and I left around 3:30pm.
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 80
Went fishing for whatever we could catch over the weekend. Managed to catch a few crappie 8 to 14 feet down on jigs and minnows. Saw some fish running tiny shad on the surface. Throwed at them with no takers. I believe they were smallmouth.
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
I was jus wondering what was the biggest Catfish caught out of the Bluestone lake?
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 46
"Me and Bill fished Sunday most of the day and only caught two crappie, lost one. Caught the first fish (1lb.) on a large minnow in 31 feet of water and caught the second (3/4lb) on on a jigging spoon. Lost one about on the same size. The fish were not moving with the bait and couldn't tell when we got a bite. The water was very clear and calm, that may have made the fish a little spooky. The lake was down about 2-1/2 or 3 feet. Beautiful day though for late November, warm and sunny."
Bluestone Lake General Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- very shallow water past the no ski buoy.
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Bluestone Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
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 41 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 Rating:
Bluestone Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- jigs in 20ft
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 41 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.
Bluestone Lake Crappie Rating:
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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.
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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.
Bluestone Lake 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 arent 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.
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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.
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Bluestone Lake Striped Bass Rating:
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- huge schools of hybrids right now. any bait that lookalike a minnow does well. like a #7 rapala
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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.





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