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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 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):
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!!
Nickajack Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Nickajack 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!!
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):
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!
Nickajack Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Nickajack 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!
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):
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.
Nickajack Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Nickajack Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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Sunrise:

05:32 CST

Sunset:

19:46 CST

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