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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 Herb Parsons 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. Herb Parsons 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:
35.135072
Maximum Depth (ft):
25
County:
Fayette
Longitude:
-89.619665
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
177
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2015-08-22
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
8/22/15 Cat fishing jugs and also rods in reels bottom fishing from a boat in 7 to 8 feet of water has been producing some 4 to 6 lb cats. Catching cats on Orignal reds hot dog that have garlic powder added on them. Have been catching several bass early mornings but all in slot of 14-18 been still nice catching them.
Guest
2015-08-22
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
8/22/15 Cat fishing jugs and also rods in reels bottom fishing from a boat in 7 to 8 feet of water has been producing some 4 to 6 lb cats. Catching cats on Orignal reds hot dog that have garlic powder added on them. Have been catching several bass early mornings but all in slot of 14-18 been still nice catching them.
Guest
2015-08-22
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
8/22/15 Cat fishing jugs and also rods in reels bottom fishing from a boat in 7 to 8 feet of water has been producing some 4 to 6 lb cats. Catching cats on Orignal reds hot dog that have garlic powder added on them. Have been catching several bass early mornings but all in slot of 14-18 been still nice catching them.
Guest
2015-03-17
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 50
Fished the lake Sunday 3/15/15 didn\'t do well on crappie ( my target) but was able to pull in 35 okay bluegill(dinner). The size limit is only 8inches for crappie, I am starting to wonder if the numbers are now too few with the all the pressure. The one that I caught still had eggs and didn\'t seem ready to drop them.
Guest
2014-09-01
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Tried for catfish today with Sonny\'s in the cove by the pier. Got 4 hookups, but all 4 fish immediately buried themselves in the brush that seems to be everywhere, and I could not get any of them out. One was a pretty big fish by the way he bent the rod over. Was using 20# mono, but I guess that 50#+ braid might work better.
Guest
2014-05-04
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
Fishing biting really well. Catch bluegill, yellow bass, catfish, and largemouth bass.
Guest
2014-05-03
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Fished last two hours of the evening, bream biting really good on crickets. Catch one small white bass.
Guest
2012-11-10
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
There is not walleye in this lake.
Guest
2012-05-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
Great time to take the kids out on the lake. All kinds of fish are biting on worms. Pitching a rebel cricket will land fish after fish and the kids will have a great time.
Guest
2012-05-19
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Mid size bass are slow to catch but biting on smaller crank baits around fallen trees.
Herb Parsons Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Herb Parsons Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Been to this lake dozens of time never done good this lake sucks!

Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 60 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Herb Parsons Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Herb Parsons Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are no small mouth bass in this lake.
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!!
Herb Parsons Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Herb Parsons Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I use to be a none believer of this lake also
until I caught my personal best crappie slow
trolling minnows. Although the lake has depths
as deep as 25 ft. U will find them hanging
around 6 to 8 ft..slow your troll rate down an
wait for that bite.
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!
Herb Parsons Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Herb Parsons Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There is not walleye in this lake.
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!
Herb Parsons Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Herb Parsons Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish the main lake points with chicken livers. Use heavy line. I was expecting 3-5 lbs fish, but hooked into several 10+ pounds that broke me off.
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Herb Parsons Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
2
Herb Parsons 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.
Herb Parsons Lake White Bass Rating:
3
Herb Parsons Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Herb Parsons Lake Striped Bass Rating:
4
Herb Parsons Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- medium or small black and lime green jig cast out keep pole @ 2 o'clock and reel @ mrdium pace mainly big ones caught from pier toward bait shop and ound the bend toward rocks NOT ON ROCKS!!!! good luck 3/1/10

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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:

05:49 CST

Sunset:

20:02 CST

Moon Phase:


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