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Tennessee Reports
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 Woods Reservoir 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. Woods Reservoir 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:
35.325962
Maximum Depth (ft):
70
County:
Franklin
Longitude:
-86.109389
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservior
Water Clarity:
1-3 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
2011-06-28
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
It was pretty hot yesterday on the lake. We took the boat out and caught around 50 stripe. They were small though. We were running out of night crawlers (after breaking them in small pieces) so my dad threw his line over with nothing on the hook and jokingly said, “I bet they’d bite a bare hook”… and they did!!! We also caught a small catfish and a good size crappie. We had an excellent day of fishing!
Guest
2011-06-28
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
It was pretty hot yesterday on the lake. We took the boat out and caught around 50 stripe. They were small though. We were running out ot night crawlers (after breaking them in small pieces so my dad threw his line over with nothing on the hook and jokingly said, "I bet they'd bite a bare hook".. and they did!!! We also caught a small catfish and a good size crappie. We had an excellent day of fishing!!
Guest
2011-06-28
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
It was pretty hot yesterday on the lake. We took the boat out and caught around 50 stripe. They were small though. We were running out of night crawlers (after breaking them in small pieces) so my dad threw his line over with nothing on the hook and jokingly said, “I bet they’d bite a bare hook”… and they did!!! We also caught a small catfish and a good size crappie. We had an excellent day of fishing!!
Guest
2011-06-28
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
It was pretty hot yesterday on the lake. We took the boat out and caught around 50 stripe. They were small though. We were running out of night crawlers (after breaking them in small pieces) so my dad threw his line over with nothing on the hook and jokingly said, “I bet they’d bite a bare hook”… and they did!!! We also caught a small catfish and a good size crappie. We had an excellent day of fishing!
Guest
2011-06-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
Caught 2 channel cat, a lot of stripe, and some blue gill. Had a few slow moments, stayed busy baiting hook. But over all it was a good day of fishing! There were a lot of boats out on the lake today as well.
Guest
2011-05-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
Just went out to test the boat...took some small bait caught 3 bream and one small in 30 min....looking for some catfishing info for this lake...anything will help....
Guest
2011-05-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 67
May 7th ok day catfish bite fair caught 4 nice ones. Stripe and large mouth hitting .
Guest
2011-05-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 67
May 7th ok day catfish bite fair caught 4 nice ones. Stripe and large mouth hitting .
Guest
2011-05-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 67
Had a fair day may 5th caught 4 stripe 4 nice cats 1 large mouth cats full of eggs spawn coming on .I seen a lot of bass caught.
Guest
2011-05-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 67
Had a fair day may 5th caught 4 stripe 4 nice cats 1 large mouth cats full of eggs spawn coming on .I seen a lot of bass caught.
Woods Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Woods Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Hitting lipless crankbaits and small buzzbaits right now off of points May,8,2012

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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 58 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!!
Woods Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
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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!!
Woods Reservoir Crappie Rating:
3.5
Woods Reservoir Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Crappie also like small meal worms or pieces of nightcrawlers and esp. black crickets as far as live bait.I\'ve bought white crickets at the local stores near Woods Reservoir in Tennessee but their so small I couldn\'t even keep them on the hook.Black Crickets are the best live bait or cut up night crawlers.
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!
Woods Reservoir Walleye Rating:
3
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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!
Woods Reservoir Catfish Rating:
4
Woods Reservoir Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Use chicken livers
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 aren’t 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.
Woods Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Woods Reservoir 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.
Woods Reservoir White Bass Rating:
3.5
Woods Reservoir White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catch them off minnows or jigs, easy to catch

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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Woods Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
3
Woods Reservoir Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Strpied bass are hitting big crank baits or minnows off drop offs, or points. Be
ready to have a fight. Woods lake has huge stripers. Be ready to boat them> Have
alot fun>. Go to Morris Ferry> Have alot of fun@!!
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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:

05:35 CST

Sunset:

19:47 CST

Moon Phase:


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