Lake Waco
Current Temperature:
75°
Est Water Temperature:
42° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.11 (High)
Wind Speed:
South-West at 07 Knots (8 MPH)
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Lake Waco
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Waco 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 Waco 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:
31.553465
Maximum Depth (ft):
80
County:
McLennan
Longitude:
-97.241584
Normal Elevation (ft):
455
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
7194
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2013-11-09
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 72
starting to catch em in the rivers...not very consistent..but catchin some
Guest
2013-11-09
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 72
Guest
2013-04-03
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 61
catchin em good...all keepers, very few throw backs....cork and jig...8 to 12 inches deep...big solid males...with a few big females....gotta say...better then last year
Guest
2013-04-01
Species: White Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 68
April 1, 2013 Bright sun shine, 75-80 degrees with light to no wind. Originally headed up the south bosque and had some light action in the river. Too many boats packed in there so went to plan B. Headed to the rock rip raft along the dam and trolled blue and silver rattle traps with some success, but the larger fish were landed on light/white color big lip crank baits. Lots of action very quickly. As usual returned everything to the water.
Guest
2013-03-18
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 63
catching good quality fish shallow...big males...jig and cork..15 a day
Guest
2012-02-29
Species: White Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Feb 29, 2012. launched at midway and headed up to the river. only had 45-50 minutes before dark. about 8-10 other boats aready up in there so I worked the area that was just off the main lake. Trolled a white road runner with willow leaf blade and pink jig head with white body and hair tail. (used troll motor only). Lot of bites, landed several whites, 1 real nice one. As always released everything.
Guest
2012-02-18
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
I'm new to the area. Is there a boat ramp or as place to fish from the shore on the east side of the lake anywhere?
Guest
2011-10-20
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 66
Fished the middle bisque inlet from 8-11 am on October 19. Water temperature is back down in the mid 60s. It was too windy to get much, I had a couple of smallmouth hit on a Carolina rigged crankbait, but that's it. Water visibility was less than 6 inches.
Guest
2011-10-07
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
my brother-in-law and I caught 24 keepers on little george's and the Strike King that looks like a little george at the aeration bubbles. Also pulled in four or five large-mouths at the same spot.
Guest
2011-06-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 82
June 07,2011, Crappie jigged on minnows, 12-14ft, wtr temp 79 degrees one white, catfish active in deeper wtr, water conditions good
Lake Waco Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Lake Waco Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 42 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 Waco Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Lake Waco Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- None in lake.
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.
Lake Waco Crappie Rating:
3.5
Lake Waco Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- can anybody explain to me why the crappie were just...not on this year? i have
seen high water before during the spawn,muddy water,gates wide open...but
never nothing like this year... what the heck man!

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 Waco Catfish Rating:
4
Lake Waco Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Put 2 trotlines out with 40 perch total Sat. night. One in favorite hole at 13 ft and 25 hooks and the other was 15 hooks and in new spot that ranged from 8-16 ft. deep near deep hole. Took a 25 lb yellow and a 5 lb blue off the 15 hook around 10ft deep.The yellow had small eggs no were near ready.The favorite line had only 2 perch missing and was a shocker. This line was in surface temperature of 71 and the other one is in 67 were I caught the fish.Seems to be a little early but will bait one for blues with shad.
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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 Waco Spotted Bass Rating:
3
Lake Waco Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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 Waco White Bass Rating:
4
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Waco Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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.

Sunrise:

08:16 CST

Sunset:

19:09 CST

Moon Phase:


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