Reservoir Conditions: The lake is at normal level. This is slightly below summer pool. The water temperature is near 60.
Crappie: Most crappie are being caught around deeper docks. Blowdowns on deeper banks and submerged brush are also places to fish. Several crappie are being caught in the dead water near Ft. Loudoun Dam. Use minnows or jigs. Most crappie are below 10 feet deep. Fishing is good.
Bass: Fish around grass beds. Use plastic frogs over the grass. Crankbaits or spinnerbaits can be used along the grass edges. Find points or cuts with current and some schooling fish may be in the area. Fishing is good.
Catfish: Fishing is good. Drift the main channel with meaty baits.
Bluegill: Fish around docks or along rock bluffs. Use worms or crickets for bait. Fishing is good.
Striped Bass: Swimbaits, spoons, and shad are being used for bait. The mid lake has the greater number of stripers now. Fishing is good.
Walleye: Slow. Just a few reports of some fish being caught along the bottom in the upper river. Use jigs, spoons or shad for bait.
Shellcracker: Use worms or small jigs in the sloughs or pockets below Ft. Loudoun Dam. Fishing is good.
Reservoir Conditions: Fishing is slow. The water temperature is 60 degrees and the lake is falling.
Smallmouth Bass: A few big smallmouth are being aught on swimbaits while fishing under shad in 15-30 feet of water.
Largemouth Bass: A few good largemouth are being caught while fishing under schooling shad in the creeks on dropshots and spoons.
Crappie: Several crappie are being caught near East Port on minnows around sunken brush in 10-15 feet of water.
Reservoir Conditions: Fishing is fair. The water temperature is 62 degrees and the lake is falling.
Smallmouth Bass: A few good smallmouth are being caught on swimbaits on points near the lower end of the lake in 12-20 feet of water.
Largemouth and Spotted Bass: A few fish are being caught while jigging spoons under schooling shad in the creeks at around 25 feet of water.
Crappie: A few crappie are being caught on minnows around sunken brush in 15 feet of water.