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):
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!!
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):
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!!
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):
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!
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):
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!
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):
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.
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:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

05:50 CST

Sunset:

19:32 CST

Moon Phase:


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