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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 Old Hickory 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. Old Hickory 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:
36.319171
Maximum Depth (ft):
65
County:
Davidson
Longitude:
-86.463158
Normal Elevation (ft):
445
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
22500
Water Temp Factors:
Powerplant
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2013-06-23
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 70
Caught 26 Catfish at Drakes creek area..using shrimp and slip float..
Guest
2013-05-12
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 64
Fished 5-11 from 8:00pm till midnight, Fish were hard to find with change of weather and no other boats on the water. Hooked a one pounder on a 1/4 silver minnow colored grub, with no bites on plastic worms fished slow. Mostly worked Drakes creek.
Garret1234
2012-05-05
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 78
Good 3 pound catfish. we were useing an 8/0 treble hook baited with cut up hot dog seasond with garlic salt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
Guest
2012-05-01
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 70
Bass being caught on secondary points/rocky points. Being caught on soft plastics and crankbaits. Still hard to find them right now though.
Guest
2012-04-25
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 62
On 4/24/12 My father and I caught caught and released 11 large mouths. One at just over 4 lbs, one about 2 1/2 lbs, and the rest around 1-1 1/2 lbs. Caught the first 2 in the early morning on a white and silver top water popper. Then the rest during a 2 hour span around lunch time, 11-1 o\'clock, on dark plastic worms and lizards with tails dipped in garlic. Was a great day on Old Hickory!
Guest
2012-04-18
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
4/18/2012 Finding channel cat's in drakes creek on the east banks around boat docks. Seem to be in search of the shad. Shad are hit or miss now. seem to be there one day and gone the next. Not much luck catfishing on the west side of drakes creek yet.
adamsguidesvc
2012-04-08
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 58
Saturday April 7 I was on Old Hickory today with John and his son John who were the winners of a free trip from Doug Markham's Outdoor show. John had called and setup a walleye trip and then we had to move it to today. I was a little concerned with all the warm weather but pretty sure we would figure it out quickly, which we did. We checked 2 areas and the 1st had nothing happening and then the 2nd had fish but the current was too swift. We then moved to our final location and had a blast. We caught over 30 walleye and sauger and a myriad of other fish. I had an absolute blast and look forward to going out with John and his son again, we discussed a trip while we were out there. We caught our fish on 8lb test Suffix Pro-Mix, 5/8th oz jigs tipped with minnows bouncing the bottom. If you are interested in taking a trip contact Mark and have your day setup for you. Give Mark a call at 615-829-3902 or check us out at www.adamsguidesvc.com
Guest
2011-11-18
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Stripped bass hitting today. Caught 3 in a few min. Must have ran into a school.
Guest
2011-06-06
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
caught a largemouth on buzzbait today right before front moved in .... cmon topwater .....
Guest
2011-05-21
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 68
I CAUGHT A BIG CATFISH ON OLD HICKORY LAKE ,I USED SHRIMP
Old Hickory Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Old Hickory Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Caught males in the shallow water on plastics that had a white underbellies. Caught female
spawning on a spinnerbait.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 56 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!!
Old Hickory Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Old Hickory Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Can't believe OH is rated two and a half for smallmouth... I live on this lake and fish it three to four time a week... I started targeting smallmouth several years ago... I go to Dale Hollow often and catch lots of smallmouth. Very few Smallmouth on OH and they are very small... not the right habitat...
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 56 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.
Old Hickory Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Old Hickory Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- We were catching striped bass on ratlers real steady for about an hour, regretfully none were large enough to keep but we had fun. My son caught a 16 large mouth bass using a crawdad rig. With the warmer weather the water tempature averaged 59 to 61 degrees. Water clarity was good (you could see your lures 2 to 3 feet down.
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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.
Old Hickory Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
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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!
Old Hickory Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
Old Hickory Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I think the rating should be closer to 5 out of 5. I hear they are on fire, expecially below the dam. (today is 6/16/10)
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.
Old Hickory 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.
Old Hickory Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
Old Hickory Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I THINK THE RATING OF THE FISH SHOULD BE 5/5 BECAUSE THE FISH ARE GOOD BY THE DAM.


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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Old Hickory Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Old Hickory Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- fish the shallows with a little to medium sized shadrap
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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:

05:34 CST

Sunset:

19:51 CST

Moon Phase:


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