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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Cherokee 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. Cherokee 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:
Tennessee
Latitude:
36.256347
Maximum Depth (ft):
0
County:
Grainger
Longitude:
-83.245271
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
30
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
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Guest
2014-06-06
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 76
water level good, clarity excellent, temps too high. :^( smallmouth off, hybrids gone; nothing but a few spots caught, & lost several big streamers to danged big gar. buffalo & huge carp in the shallow backwaters. see y\'all in the fall when water cools off up in river...
Guest
2014-05-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
three big smallmouth, three hybrid, & a dwarf rockfish that was no more than double the length of the fly, LOL! had my St. Croix fly rod shattered trying to keep a big smallmouth from going over some rapids, landed it using tip section only. :^) fishing probably done for spring, lots of rain last night, water so thick that you can see raccoon tracks floating by in the shallows. have ordered Ugly Stik Big Water fly rod for next spring...
Guest
2014-05-13
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 71
caught 2 nice smallmouth (3+ lb) & 5 hybrids(4# plus) up in river this AM early. fish still hitting on big streamers (4\" plus)cast into breaking fish chasing shad. also had a 10 lb tippet snapped on strike by BIG smallmouth in less than 2\' of water at dawn. brother caught 8# schoolie rock fish yesterday on same flies. need fly reel with better drag, picking a backlash out of a flyreel while trying to fight a fish sucks...
Guest
2014-05-12
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Went out this weekend, had a great smallmouth catch. The wind was a big factor. Fished small coves off the main channel, where the wind pushed the bait fish up in the cove. Used a medium fluke with a bullet sinker and let it sink and just jigged it rapidly in one spot. Caught 8 smallmouth and two largemouh with total weight of 46lb. Two smallmouth were over 5lb. Wish I had hooked them before spawn, would have had some monsters.
Guest
2014-05-05
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
caught 5 of the biggest smallmouth I have hooked in years in the river on may 2nd. was using flyfishing tackle casting a 6\" long streamer fly for hybrids/rockfish. also caught two hybrids over 4 lb, & had 8 lb test leaders snapped on the strike. big flies get hit hard...
Guest
2013-04-28
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 53
Caught several Hybrid on live shad at John Seiver Steam Plant . Fish over 5 ponnds were the norm .
Guest
2013-03-17
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 47
largemouth bass and smallies are consistently being caught close to the bank in 5ft or less on spinnerbaits and soft jerkbaits on islands and near the main channel
Guest
2012-12-23
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 49
Took my son to german creek rock fishin sat 12,22,12 trolled, caught our limit then had some fun!
Guest
2012-12-23
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Caught three yesterday 12-22-12, all about 15 pounds each. Hitting pretty good, went trolling up in german creek
Guest
2012-12-23
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Caught three yesterday 12-22-12, both about 15 pounds each. Hitting pretty good, went to Jeremy Creek.
Cherokee Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Cherokee Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- white crank baits and pumpkin colored bitsy tubes work great up in german creek and on all the rock walls
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Cherokee Lake at 54 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.
Cherokee Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Cherokee Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 54 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.
Cherokee Lake Crappie Rating:
3
Cherokee Lake 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.
Cherokee Lake Walleye Rating:
3
Cherokee Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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!
Cherokee Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Cherokee Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Cherokee Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Cherokee Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Cherokee Lake White Bass Rating:
4
Cherokee Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Cherokee Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Cherokee Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Stripers are not being stocked in Cherokee like they use to. Please keep only the 2 fish limit if you like to eat them and return the rest for another day. Striperman Ron
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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:

06:42 EST

Sunset:

20:17 EST

Moon Phase:


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