Tims Ford Lake
Current Temperature:
50°
Est Water Temperature:
39° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.16 (High)
Wind Speed:
North-West at 09 Knots (10 MPH)
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Tims Ford 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. Tims Ford 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:
35.226357
Maximum Depth (ft):
150
County:
Franklin
Longitude:
-86.207478
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2015-10-17
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 71
Killing sexy shad color rattle traps bouncing off the bottom and slow rolling it
Guest
2015-04-04
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 58
Caught a few nice smallmouth bass fishing downed trees on rock banks. Most of them came on small Bo-yah umbrella rigs with chartruess swim bail
MSBG Jake
2012-04-28
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 68
28 April 2012, Tim’s Ford Fishing Report – Anyone looking for a great place to take the family and spend time fishing without the crowds, really needs to consider Tim’s Ford in Southern Tennessee. We are catching lots of quality Largemouth and Smallmouth between 3-6 pounds throughout the day. Early in the mornings and late in the evenings you can find large numbers of Stripe Bass and smallmouth chasing shad in open water, giving some of the best action of the day on top water lures. The lake is still below summer pool with water temperatures from 68 to 73 degrees. The upper end of the lake remains stained to muddy with the recent rains and the lower end is clear for the most part. While, we are mainly catching smallmouth bass, there has been several largemouths in the mix. Our better fish came on Tightline Football Jig’s (Guntersville Special or Pumpkin Orange). We also fished Crank Baits, Speed Craws and curly tail grubs rigged on shaky heads with good results. This past month, we’ve also enjoyed a good top water and spinner bait bite using Assassinator spinner baits in Dustin’s Mud minnow or white with dual willow leaf combinations. As waters continue to warm over the next month; the smallmouth fishing will only improve if that is possible. I still have several days available in May and we’re already taking reservations for the summer and fall! Make your reservations now for some great action on Guntersville, Nickajack or Tim’s Ford. We supply all fishing gear, lures at no additional cost you, Military Discount and 110% dedication to making your trip successful. “Let’s go fish’ in” Submitted by Capt. Jake Davis Mid-South Bass Guide www.midsouthbassguide.com msbassguide@comcast.net 615-613-2382
MSBG Jake
2012-02-22
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 50
Feb 22, 2012, Tims Ford Fishing Reports Jacob McKissack from Murfreesboro TN and Trey Nunley from Southern Pursuit Outdoors, joined me for a day on the lake in pursuit of some big brown fish. We launched at the State Park and fished the lower portion of the lake. The bite was slow for the first hour, after that we caught fish all day; the best fish, a 19.5 inch 4.15 pound smallmouth came on half ounce Tightline Football Jigs (Guntersville Special with green pumpkin trailer). Although a 3/16 ounce Spot Removers produced the most fish. We found them from 1-15 FOW. Water temps started out at 49.5 and climbed to 51.5 degrees. Dont miss out on some great early spring smallmouth action on Tims Ford. I have days available, make your reservations now for some great early spring action on Guntersville, Nickajack and Tims Ford. We supply all fishing gear, lures at no additional cost you and 110% dedication to making your trip successful. Lets go fish in Visit www.midsouthbassguide.com for more photos and sign up for my monthly newsletter Capt. Jake Davis Mid-South Bass Guide www.midsouthbassguide.com msbassguide@comcast.net
Guest
2011-11-09
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 60
Nov 9, 2011, Tims Ford Fishing Reports Spent the day on the lake with Bill and Rob from Nashville, TN. We fought the rain and wind for most of the day, but we had a lot of fun. We found fish on secondary points and about half way in to pockets. Just like everywhere else we found lots of shad all over the place. Most fish where in the 1- 4 pound range and just about all where largemouth. Water temps are 59.5 to 62 degrees depending on what part of the lake youre on. Our better fish came on Tightline Football Jigs (Guntersville Special or Pumpkin Orange) and White flukes rigged weightless. We also fished RC1.5 and Bandit Crank Baits with limited results. Dont miss out on some great winter smallmouth action on Tims Ford. I have days available this month and have already started taking reservations for December and January, make your reservations now for some great late fall/early winter action on Guntersville, Nickajack and Tims Ford. We supply all fishing gear, lures at no additional cost you and 110% dedication to making your trip successful. Lets go fish in 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: 4
Water Temperature: 76
Tims Ford Fishing Reports Spent yesterday evening and this morning on Tims Ford with from Ohio. We found good conditions with most fish still relating to secondary points that had shad on them till late morning. Most fish where in the 1-3.5 pound range and all where smallmouth. Water temps are 82-86 degrees depending on the time of day. Our better fish came on Tightline Football Jigs (Guntersville Special or Pumpkin Orange). We also fished XD6 Crank Baits and flukes rigged weightless with limited results. I still have a few days available this month. I'm already booking days for the October and early November, make your reservations now for some great late summer/early fall action on Guntersville, Nickajack and Tims Ford. We supply all fishing gear, lures at no additional cost you and 110% dedication to making your trip successful. Lets go fish in 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
Tims Ford Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Tims Ford Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I usually wouldn't tell nobody but I guess I'm going to be a friend. But they are killing zoom black
lizards. Don't tell everybody, its our little secret. I usually tie it with a 3/16 oz.slip sinker and a 1
oz. worm hook. Caught a whole lot here lately.
Tight lines!
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 39 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.
Tims Ford Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4
Tims Ford Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- water temps. up now and fish are gonna come on jerkbaits and slow-rolled spinnerbaits and swimbaits
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 39 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.
Tims Ford Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Tims Ford Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- jigs pitched tight to wood as of may 5
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.
Tims Ford Lake Walleye Rating:
3.5
Tims Ford Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The best times to catch \'em are when it\'s raining and when it ain\'t raining.
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.
Tims Ford Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
Tims Ford Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- slow as hell fishing if you aint in the right spot.
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 arent 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.
Tims Ford Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3
Tims Ford 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.
Tims Ford Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
Tims Ford Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Just go out to a crappie tree catch me of zoom black small carolina
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Tims Ford Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Tims Ford Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- i would prefer worms and a sinker about to feet down from docks. good luck

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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:

18:21 CST

Moon Phase:


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