Nickajack Lake
Current Temperature:
36°
Est Water Temperature:
40° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.17 (High)
Wind Speed:
North-East at 06 Knots (7 MPH)
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Nickajack 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. Nickajack 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:
35.054074
Maximum Depth (ft):
145
County:
Marion
Longitude:
-85.501401
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Powerplant
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
State Park
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MSBG Jake
2011-09-15
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 75
Lake Nickajack 15 Sept 2011Ė Spent the day with a couple great gentís from Tennessee, putting together a tournament game plan. We fished the lower end from Sullivanís Landing down. Water temps are in the low to mid 70ís. We caught fish on every stop all day long with lots of good keeper fish in the 1-3 pound range, but no real kicker fish. The vast majority of fish we caught today came from 3-15 FOW mainly on spooks, sammyís and Assassinator Buzz baits. We also used and caught fish on swim baits and T-rigged worms. I have a few days available in September and Iím taking reservations for October and November! If youíre thinking of a vacation you really need to checkout Hales Bar Marina and Resort on Lake Nickajack. We supply all fishing gear, lures at no additional cost you and 110% dedication to making your trip successful. Make your reservations now for some great action on Guntersville, Nickajack or Timís Ford. ďLetís go fishí inĒ More photos available on my website www.midsouthbassguide.com Submitted by Capt. Jake Davis Mid-South Bass Guide www.midsouthbassguide.com msbassguide@comcast.net 615-613-2382
MSBG Jake
2011-09-11
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
Lake Nickajack 2-8 Sept 2011Ė I had several trips this past week with anglers getting ready for upcoming tournaments. We fished the lower end from Sullivanís Landing down. Water temps dropped to the low to mid 70ís this past week with the arrival of some much need rain. Everyday, we caught fish on almost every stop with lots of good keeper fish in the 2-3.5 pound range and several in the 4-6 pound range. The vast majority of fish we caught over the past week came from 3-15 FOW mainly on Bass Assassin Tapouts, Tightline Jigs and Assassinator Buzz baits. We focused our attention on road beds and deep grass lines using T-rigs and 1/2oz screw lock football heads. Even thou we are seeing cooler weather, please drink lots of water and use sunscreen even on cloudy days. I have a few days available in September and Iím taking reservations for October and November! If youíre thinking of a vacation you really need to checkout Hales Bar Marina and Resort on Lake Nickajack. We supply all fishing gear, lures at no additional cost you and 110% dedication to making your trip successful. Make your reservations now for some great action on Guntersville, Nickajack or Timís Ford. ďLetís go fishí inĒ More photos available on my website www.midsouthbassguide.com Submitted by Capt. Jake Davis Mid-South Bass Guide www.midsouthbassguide.com msbassguide@comcast.net 615-613-2382
Guest
2011-03-06
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 48
Crappie fishing starting to become very active on minnows and white 3/8 ounce white grubs. Fish docks and riprap in 12-15 feet of water
Nickajack Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Nickajack Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Me and a buddy went fri. may the 27th and caught 19 largemouth all 19 caught on a 7inch black worm. They ranged from 1 pound to 5 pounds 16 of the 19 were keepers. All of them were caught in less than 5ft of water in heavy cover. We did not do any good off banks that had big rock.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 40 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Nickajack Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Nickajack Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 40 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Nickajack Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Nickajack Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Alot of crappie are being taken near marinas in 10-24 ft of water using minnowes. Also along rip-rap along the banks
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Nickajack Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Nickajack Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
Nickajack Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Nickajack Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The cats are starting to become more active, however are still slow. Best bet is deeper water this time or year, but with temps. increasing it won't be long before they become very active. Using liver with nite crawler will produce some action
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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.
Nickajack Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
4
Nickajack Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Nickajack Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
Nickajack Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Nickajack Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3
Nickajack Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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:

07:33 CST

Sunset:

18:18 CST

Moon Phase:


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