While it seems we had a LONG winter, and a cool Spring thus far - water temperatures are actually in line with where they were the past two years for the same weeks, in the lower 60's on the surface and the depths in the upper 40's. Perhaps more importantly at the moment is the water clarity - or as is the case in much of the lake - the lack of it. As of 4/25 there was heavily occluded water down to R32 on the Roanoke side with very stained water down to the Coast Guard Aux station area. The creeks below the bridge seem OK in terms of clarity and the lower lake is close to its normal pristine water. Hopefully the mud will settle out before the majority of the fish return back up the lake.
Our "Man on the Water", Joel J, diligently collects water temperature measurements across the lake.