Old Hickory Lake
Current Temperature:
27°
Est Water Temperature:
38° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.41 (High)
Wind Speed:
East at 07 Knots (8 MPH)
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Old Hickory Lake
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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):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 38 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.
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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 38 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.
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 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.
Old Hickory Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Old Hickory 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.
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
Old Hickory 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.
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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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
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:

07:36 CST

Sunset:

18:23 CST

Moon Phase:


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