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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 Norris 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. Norris 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:
36.367862
Maximum Depth (ft):
200
County:
Campbell
Longitude:
-83.804816
Normal Elevation (ft):
1020
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
10+ ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
34
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Other
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2016-05-18
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 0
Water Temperature: 69
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 Sugar Hollow marina. Not real impressed with this app.
Guest
2016-05-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 66
First time on Lake Norris. We fished from Sunday May 1st to Thursday May 5th. Could not establish a pattern. The spawn seems to be pretty much over. And the bass were not relating to wood cover at all. Tough first try on such a promising body of water.
Norris Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Norris Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Largemouth bite good on crank baits and chigger craws.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Norris Lake at 53 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Norris Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4
Norris Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- size limit severely hurts smallmouth thanks to TWRA
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 53 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.
Norris Lake Crappie Rating:
3
Norris Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Norris Lake Walleye Rating:
3
Norris Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Put a worm on a hook. Drop in water.
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
Norris Lake Catfish Rating:
3
Norris Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- fish jug lines with live blugill for bait
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.
Norris Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
4
Norris Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- See walleye tip above. Applies here.
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.
Norris Lake White Bass Rating:
4.5
Norris Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Norris Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3
Norris Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Try a worm
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:

06:23 EST

Sunset:

20:41 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full