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Lake Chesdin, VA
2016-04-22
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Occoquan Reservoir 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. Occoquan Reservoir 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:
Virginia
Latitude:
38.707765
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Prince William
Longitude:
-77.349879
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
2100
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
Municipal Park
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Guest
2013-06-22
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
going soon, my goal is flathead because the state record flathead for 66 lbs was caught here. any tips for flathead please share and i might share my trip. however i will be happy just to catch a cat.
Guest
2013-03-20
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 47
Caught a 14\" bass near the shore (from the bank) on an ultralight rat-l- trap. rattletrap was red, brown, black and silver. Temp was 55 degrees in the air and estimated water temperature for yesterday was 47. March 19, 2013. 3-19-2013
Guest
2012-08-11
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
I go just about every weekend. On August 9th we caught a total of 9 Large mouth bass the largest being about 18\" and weighing about 2lbs. We fished reeds and rock walls with a purple texas rigged worm and a water mellon colored texas rigged salamander. Slow in the summer but have never once been skunked there in the 20 years I have been fishing it.
Guest
2012-04-30
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 61
catfished by the dam and in back coves all day and overnight. No action at all
Guest
2012-04-30
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 60
caught a nine inch yellow perch using a minnow by pine wood forest boat launch near the dam
Guest
2011-06-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
caught 6 2lb large mouth,3 medium crappie,1 small perch and a bunch of blue gill--one 1 lb small mouth.large mouth were in the middle of the reservoir and were hitting rattletraps
Guest
2011-06-17
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 73
went and tried some cat fishin there, we had liver,shrimp,cut bait and no bites, Landed a channel cat off a rubber worm smallish in size, was slow for me all day
Guest
2011-06-05
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 73
Landed a 19 1/2 inch largemouth at 3.5 lbs using green worm with yellow jig head and tied, Home tied jig got em on the back hook . few other bits but was only there short time. Big fish Alarm sounded like morse code, there are some big ones in there!!!
Guest
2011-05-22
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 64
Pretty slow today for everyone. Talking to people at the boat launch, no one caught anything. The highlight of my day came from some perch caught on green jigs. Also, we broke down and tried from some catfish using blood bait. Not even a bite. Hoping that when the weather warms up, there will be more activity.
Guest
2011-05-21
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 63
fished the whole reservoir today, buddy cought a couple in near the dam 12-14'' largemouth, on rubber worm. Perch were hittin grubs in the coves. Better today than last week, other people were seen catchin em as well definetly pickin up seems they are comin out of spawn
Occoquan Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Occoquan Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I caught an 18" largemouth which weighed about 4-5 lbs. with a little red rooster tail spinner on May 22nd. And I've been catching smaller largemouth everyday including today the 26th with the same little rooster tail.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Occoquan Reservoir at 55 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Occoquan Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 55 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Occoquan Reservoir Crappie Rating:
3.5
Occoquan Reservoir Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Occoquan Reservoir Walleye Rating:
2.5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Occoquan Reservoir Catfish Rating:
3.5
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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.
Occoquan Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
4
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Occoquan Reservoir White Bass Rating:
4
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Occoquan Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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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:

06:13 EST

Sunset:

19:59 EST

Moon Phase:


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