Philpott Lake
Current Temperature:
28°
Est Water Temperature:
38° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
29.64 (Normal)
Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Philpott 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. Philpott 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:
Virginia
Latitude:
36.802323
Maximum Depth (ft):
305
County:
Franklin
Longitude:
-80.066656
Normal Elevation (ft):
974
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
2880
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2015-03-22
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 52
Fished Ryan\'s Branch arm. Fishing slow baits in the afternoon. Caught 1 fish. Other anglers reported similar results. Fish that were caught were small. Sure to improve in coming weeks as water temps. warm.
Guest
2011-03-28
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 49
My brother an i fished philpott today in the snow 3/28/11 fishing was fair we had a limit but we fished hard when the snow stoped so did the fish .
Philpott Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Philpott Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Target the North banks of the lake points that drop slowly. I allways do really good on a Blue nose frog this time of year .

Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 38 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.
Philpott Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Philpott Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- use cherry seed zoom worms,and a , td minnow,and throw a headache ball carolina rigged watermelon seed 5 inch lizard,and drive a ranger boat, ha ha oh and fish the same three holes all the time, ha ha oh and talk to the fish ask them what they biting ,and fish all around the goverment dock and all around white rock

Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 38 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.
Philpott Lake Crappie Rating:
3
Philpott Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- My Dad and I went April 25, went up smith river caught crappy in trees on the southern bank side at about 7 ft depth, water temp was 69 deg. it was very hot that day and windy. Fish were suspended at 7 ft in 18 ft of water, in and around the tree limbs. Lost plenty of hooks. Used live minnows. C and R
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.
Philpott Lake Walleye Rating:
3.5
Philpott Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- the walleye bite, is on, its on like donky kong, im suprised your not on the water fishing right now,cherry seeds on deep drop offs on deep water points and out in the main channel trolling zoom cherry seeds on a alabama rig,been catching 5 to 7 a day, carolina rigging a td minnow lure,all 18 plus inches,going again tommorow, im so excited p.s. use a sire leader, or hmm ,hmm walleyes will break your line cut right throw it when you rare back set the hook just as hard as you can even snapped a few rods with this method,all at the bottom of philpott now.
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.
Philpott Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
Philpott Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- use cherry seed zoom worms dipped in home made garlic scent and 2 day old chicken liver juice,fish at white rock ,p .s bait the hole day or two before with dead fish left in the live well.
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.
Philpott Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
2.5
Philpott Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are no spotted bass in philpott lake
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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.
Philpott Lake White Bass Rating:
1.5
Philpott Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are no white bass in philpott lake
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Philpott Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2
Philpott Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there are none in philpott lake .
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

08:17 EST

Sunset:

18:51 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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