Welcome to FishingNotes.com Ballston 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. Ballston 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:
New York
Latitude:
42.934075
Maximum Depth (ft):
125
County:
Saratoga
Longitude:
-73.859566
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Dirt Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
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Guest
2015-10-14
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Fish not biting on lures Lot of sunfish around dock
Guest
2013-06-10
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 62
Just caught a nice 3.5lb bass off the shore the public dock is so overgrown with weeds somthing really needs to be done with that
Ballston Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Ballston Lake at 42 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.
Ballston Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 42 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.
Ballston Lake Crappie Rating:
4.5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Ballston Lake Walleye Rating:
4.5
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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.
Ballston Lake Catfish Rating:
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.
Ballston Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
4
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Ballston Lake at 42 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.
Ballston Lake White Bass Rating:
2
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Ballston Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.5
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Ballston Lake Trout Rating:
5
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:

05:45 EST

Sunset:

19:58 EST

Moon Phase:


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