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Tennessee Reports
Norris Lake, TN
2016-05-18
Fished may 17th. Rained the whole time so fishing wasn't good. Surfave water temp was 67 F. At depth of 5 feet, water telp eas 69 F. This app is showing water temps in the mid 50's... We were up by Su... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Fort Loudon 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. Fort Loudon 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:
35.847877
Maximum Depth (ft):
60
County:
Blount
Longitude:
-84.065926
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
0-1 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Municipal Park
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Guest
2012-06-29
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 83
So far with the warmer water largemouth have been a little scarce. Have caught a few in 18-22 ft of water mostly on deep running Sexy Shad crankbaits and a few on the larger version of a Zoom brush-hog in watermelon spiked with garlic Spikte-It. J. Ruiz
Guest
2012-04-29
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 69
Today the crappie were really hitting better than expected.One of the best things that has been good for me is a bobber with a red hook right under the dock.
Fort Loudon Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Fort Loudon Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- forget the old wives tale of slow, and deep this time of year. young of the year shad are all over shallow flats, and in the backs of the creeks. target shallow cover with buzzbaits, jigs, and small square bill crank baits in shad patterns. good fishing...
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 59 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Fort Loudon Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Fort Loudon Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Fort Loudon Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Fort Loudon Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Use minnows on a straight line rig with split shot in deep waters and you will be able to feed your poor family.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Fort Loudon Lake Walleye Rating:
3.5
Fort Loudon 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!
Fort Loudon Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Fort Loudon Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- If straight lining for channel catfish have a 2/0 hook with a foot long litter a 20 lb. swivel a bead and a 2 oz sinker, basicly it's a Carolina rig.

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.
Fort Loudon Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Fort Loudon Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Fort Loudon Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
Fort Loudon Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- silver lipless crank baits back in the brush and fallen trees
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Fort Loudon Lake Striped Bass Rating:
4
Fort Loudon Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I tryed that and got aressted
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:

06:24 EST

Sunset:

20:43 EST

Moon Phase:


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