Lewis Smith Lake
Current Temperature:
34°
Est Water Temperature:
40° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.31 (High)
Wind Speed:
West at 04 Knots (5 MPH)
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lewis Smith 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. Lewis Smith 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!
State:
Alabama
Latitude:
34.059952
Maximum Depth (ft):
260
County:
Longitude:
-87.130508
Normal Elevation (ft):
510
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
20500
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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fishing247
2012-02-10
Species: Striped Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 53
Smith Lake February 8th, 2012 After spending yesterday back on Smith lake, I am pretty beat. I've been getting up at three in the morning for over a week and mentally hit a wall yesterday. While out on the water, I ran into a couple guys that had fish with me a couple months ago. My brain was like swiss cheese, it took a minute for my brain to recall them. I felt like a mental patient on thorazine. Sorry Mike for being so slow, I remember you. You caught your biggest fish last. The blue boat and the distance through me off, plus I was beat by the time I saw you. As for the fishing, the striped bass bite was better then in days past. I found fish in several places, I fished in Coon Creek, Pigeon Roost, and the main channel close to Misty Harbor. They still a little scattered, but their getting tighter. With several sunny days in the forecast, things should only get better. We also did some bass fishing, while it was slower then a couple days ago and the bite was a little deeper. We still caught plenty of fish in 6-15 feet of water. Also picked up a nice spot on a Jr. Lunker Punker in bone color. Its a big top water bait and this spot ate it up. The water is settling down and they have pulled around 4 feet of water out of the lake over the past week or so. That's changed we're the fish are positioning. I am looking forward to the next couple days on the water. by Mike Walker of Fishing 24-7 Guide Service
Lewis Smith Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Lewis Smith Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- They are biting Watermelon Red Flake lizards good.
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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.
Lewis Smith Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lewis Smith Lake at 40 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.
Lewis Smith Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
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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.
Lewis Smith Lake Catfish Rating:
4
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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.
Lewis Smith Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
4.5
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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.
Lewis Smith Lake White Bass Rating:
3
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Lewis Smith Lake Striped Bass Rating:
4
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:

07:44 CST

Sunset:

18:21 CST

Moon Phase:


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