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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 J Percy Priest 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. J Percy Priest 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:
36.059718
Maximum Depth (ft):
100
County:
Rutherford
Longitude:
-86.494493
Normal Elevation (ft):
490
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
14200
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2015-04-09
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
The shallow bite is really picking up since the water came up this week. Caught 5 bass on rattle trap in 1-3 feet.
adamsguidesvc
2012-11-05
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 55
I had a trip with Wayne from Atlanta on 10/31, we had a very good day with 30+ bass coming in the boat including 2 over 5lbs both caught by Wayne. We managed to catch our fish on crankbaits and small jigs fished on wood targets. The bait is beginning to get active and the bite is picked up. With the water levels regulated again back to their normal trend the fish are beginning to position themselves where they normally are. I have some available dates coming up and the fishing is solid right now. Give me a call at 615 829-3902 or check out my website at www.adamsguidesvc.com
Guest
2012-07-04
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 88
7/4/12 Got out on the water at 6AM stayed until 9AM. Caught 6 fish myself and my grandfather caught 3. We had several large ones get away. Most were in 10-14\" range but caught one 16\" that was almost 3lbs. Not a bad day when we were not expecting much.
Guest
2012-07-04
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 88
7/4/12 Got out on the water at 6AM stayed until 9AM. Caught 6 fish myself and my grandfather caught 3. We had several large ones get away. Most were in 10-14\" range but caught one 16\" that was almost 3lbs. Not a bad day when we were not expecting much.
Bassassassin
2012-06-30
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 82
6/30/12 Got an early start from long hunter ramp at 5am had a few top-water hits for the first 45 mins then it shutoff.. Caught one largemouth 2lbs off a 10inch trickworm 15 feet deep off the island dropoff. Fishing is very very slow with the drought and 5 straight days at 100*+... We need rain or at least some clouds.
Bassassassin
2012-06-30
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 82
6/30/12 Got an early start from long hunter ramp at 5am had a few top-water hits for the first 45 mins then it shutoff.. Caught one largemouth 2lbs off a 10inch trickworm 15 feet deep off the island dropoff. Fishing is very very slow with the drought and 5 straight days at 100*+... We need rain or at least some clouds.
Guest
2012-04-18
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
Tuesday 4/17/12 Fished from 10Am til dark, had a rough go at it for the first few hours catching only fish on plastics with none on cranking. Decided to switch over to smallmouth fishing the flats off of points that the wind was directly hitting and caught around 25 smallmouth with the biggest being 19". Over-all I caught roughly 40 bass with 20-25 being smallmouth, 12 or so largemouth with the biggest being 18", and 5 or so spots with the biggest being 14". Good day on the water but I did manage to use both sets of my rain suits.
adamsguidesvc
2012-04-13
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 68
Friday April 13 Today I had Julie and Joe from Wisconsin. Julie set the trip up as a surprise for her husband and he was totally surprised when they were on the plane and Julie told him of the trip. Our trip started off pretty good catching 9 or 10 at our 1st stop. We then moved around looking for some better fish. We caught some but no real size increase. We then switched back up to cranking like we had started. We immediately began catching again and as the day went on we increased our size. I lost a couple of fish in the 6 to 7lb category and we managed to catch some solid 3+ lb fish as well as a couple of 4lbers. We fished crankbaits, carolina rigs, and jigs today. We caught fish on the carolina rigs and crankbaits but had no takers on the jig. We had a blast for the day and I look forward to Julie and Joe coming back. I still have open dates in April and May so be sure to book your trip soon. www.adamsguidesvc.com or call 615-829-3902
adamsguidesvc
2012-04-09
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 68
Monday April 9 Today was a trip to Percy Priest and it was a really good one. I had Chris and Thomas, father and son, and we started our day targeting crappie. The bite was a little off with the rising water on the lake. We managed to catch several but they were a little spotty. We then shifted gears and began bass fishing and that was very good. We caught over 20 on the day and had several in the 3lb category. Thomas did a great job casting and landing his fish, he was a quick learner and focused young man. I always enjoy the family trips, they are the most fun for me and this trip did not disappoint. We had a great time and look forward to seeing you guys in May. I still have dates open in April, so come have some fun and catch some fish. www.adamsguidesvc.com or call Mark at 615-829-3902 to set your date
adamsguidesvc
2012-04-04
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 76
Wednesday April 4 Today was day 2 with Larry and we started where we left off. We went for crappie as the bite has been pretty good early in the day and we immediately began catching them. We have been using 2" grubs to catch our crappie and they have been in 10-16 ft of water. After we crappie fished we went bass fishing and caught them on topwaters throughout the day as well as soft plastics. We managed to catch 9 solid fish with the best 5 going about 13lbs. After we finished that Larry's dad kept calling and asking him to bring home some fish so we went after some white bass and caught our limit of those to clean so he could take those home. We had a fantastic day catching well over 100 fish on the day. I have dates available in April, please call and I will setup your trip. Check us out at www.adamsguidesvc.com or call 615-829-3902
J Percy Priest Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
J Percy Priest Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Jefferson Spring is a muddy mess. Better off at Fate Sanders. Fished 7am -11am very slow, 2 Largemouth 12" & 14" Rattle_R and 4" Grub
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 57 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!!
J Percy Priest Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 57 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.
J Percy Priest Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
J Percy Priest Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The Crappie population at an all time low.need to stock black crappie and black nose crappie,and white crappie bring back the crappie fishing that we had in the 80'S

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.
J Percy Priest Lake Walleye Rating:
2
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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!
J Percy Priest Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
J Percy Priest Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Went Sunday morning and put 13 channel cats in the boat any where from 2 to 5lbs in about 8 feet
of water on a flat just off the channel on night crawlers.
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.
J Percy Priest Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3
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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.
J Percy Priest Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
J Percy Priest Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
J Percy Priest Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Since TVA lowered the lake a lot (when we went out the dock was floating when quit for the day it was grounded and barely in the water) and the temperature has dropped (down from a high of 63 to 58 or less). We didn't do as well as some of our previous trips. Stripped Bass were biting on a small silver and gold lure in about 5 to 8 feet of water near Stevens Point.

We saw lots of fish holding down in 20 feet of water but it was too windy to fish the deep spots.
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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Sunrise:

05:33 CST

Sunset:

19:53 CST

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