Lake Monticello
Current Temperature:
39°
Est Water Temperature:
44° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.30 (High)
Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)
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Lake Monticello
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Monticello 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. Lake Monticello 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:
Texas
Latitude:
33.107823
Maximum Depth (ft):
40
County:
Titus
Longitude:
-95.070395
Normal Elevation (ft):
340
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
2001
Water Temp Factors:
Powerplant
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2014-04-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 62
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 60-65 degrees; 0.81' high. Black bass are good on black and blue flipping jigs and Texas rigged green pumpkin creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.
Guest
2014-03-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 62
Water fairly clear; 58-65 degrees; 0.04' high. Black bass are good on black and blue flipping jigs and Texas rigged green pumpkin creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and rod and reel.
Guest
2014-03-11
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 56
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 53-59 degrees; 0.92' high. Black bass are good on black and blue flipping jigs and green pumpkin creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and rod and reel.
Guest
2013-08-31
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 103
The water was 103 today behind the RR bridge. Fished from 9-2:00 and zeroed.
Guest
2010-02-25
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 70
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Fishing on Lake Monticello is heating up. Water temperature on the south end is 65 degrees and 74 degrees on the north end. The spawn has begun with a few fish on beds in the back of creeks and shallow flats.  For the rest of Gary Johnsons Fishing report goto http://www.ets-systems.com/lakefork/services/johnsonreport.htm

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Lake Monticello Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Lake Monticello Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- rattle traps and flukes
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 44 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.
Lake Monticello Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 44 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.
Lake Monticello 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.
Lake Monticello 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.
Lake Monticello 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.
Lake Monticello White Bass Rating:
2
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Lake Monticello Striped Bass Rating:
0
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:

08:14 CST

Sunset:

18:54 CST

Moon Phase:


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