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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Hickory 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 Hickory 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:
North Carolina
Latitude:
35.799028
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Alexander
Longitude:
-81.315077
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Other
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Guest
2015-04-09
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 53
Sat April 4 2015 Slow day of fishing had 6 small large mouth and one 3+ large mouth all on main lake points and walls jerk baits and Carolina rig not April fishing
Guest
2014-06-05
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 75
Largemouth hittong off banks, use medium diving crankbaits and soft plastics.Red/crawfishing colr is good color choice at this time.
Guest
2011-08-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 78
Fish are deep when the sun comes out. Hitting on bright lures pulled slow. Find main channel deep water where the schools of fish are and set around 20 feet.
Guest
2011-08-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 78
Shallow water near over hang using rattles pullin slow. use natrual color lure. Early morning
Guest
2011-04-09
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 56
Sunnies and bass moving more often now, catching both species in shallow water,mainly in late afternoons.plastics and spinnerbaits and mepps good for bass.
Lake Hickory Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Hickory Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Bass are hitting the finesse worms in shallow( 3 to 6 ft) water.Fish slow near windblown seconday points with rocks, and any rock walls.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Hickory 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.
Lake Hickory Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
Lake Hickory Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- no small mouth in lake
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.
Lake Hickory Crappie Rating:
3.5
Lake Hickory 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.
Lake Hickory Walleye Rating:
3
Lake Hickory Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there are no Walleye in Lake Hickory...
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!
Lake Hickory Catfish Rating:
4
Lake Hickory Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catfish are coming shallow in the midday sun and early afternoon.Water is mocha colored at this time.Use crawlers and shad to catch some of these.
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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 Hickory Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Hickory Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Bass are hitting the finesse worms in shallow( 3 to 6 ft) water.Fish slow near windblown secondary points with rocks, and any rock walls near houses,boat docks..

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.
Lake Hickory White Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Hickory White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Hickory Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Hickory Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- THE STRIPPERS ARE BITING NOW
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

06:15 EST

Sunset:

20:29 EST

Moon Phase:


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