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Lake Brandt, NC
2017-04-22
Bass arent too big here, but numbers are great... [more]

Lake Wylie, NC
2017-04-17
Slight wind clear hot day, typical stained water but heavy in debri from the river systems. Caught a limit of crappie near 274 bridge, 16-23' about 30 yards from bank on shelfs/drop offs. Minnows and ... [more]

Harris Reservoir, NC
2017-04-11
caught a 6lb bass on a chatter bait crossing the beds. had a few others recently but most of the time we can see the fishing swimming in beds but not taking any type of bait.... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Hickory 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. Lake Hickory 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:
North Carolina
Latitude:
35.7990280000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Alexander
Longitude:
-81.3150770000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Other
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Guest
2015-04-09
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 53
Sat April 4 2015 Slow day of fishing had 6 small large mouth and one 3+ large mouth all on main lake points and walls jerk baits and Carolina rig not April fishing
Guest
2014-06-05
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 75
Largemouth hittong off banks, use medium diving crankbaits and soft plastics.Red/crawfishing colr is good color choice at this time.
Guest
2011-08-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 78
Fish are deep when the sun comes out. Hitting on bright lures pulled slow. Find main channel deep water where the schools of fish are and set around 20 feet.
Guest
2011-08-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 78
Shallow water near over hang using rattles pullin slow. use natrual color lure. Early morning
Guest
2011-04-09
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 56
Sunnies and bass moving more often now, catching both species in shallow water,mainly in late afternoons.plastics and spinnerbaits and mepps good for bass.
Lake Hickory Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Hickory Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Bass are hitting the finesse worms in shallow( 3 to 6 ft) water.Fish slow near windblown seconday points with rocks, and any rock walls.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 60 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Lake Hickory Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
Lake Hickory Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- no small mouth in lake
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!!
Lake Hickory Crappie Rating:
3.5
Lake Hickory Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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!
Lake Hickory Walleye Rating:
3
Lake Hickory Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there are no Walleye in Lake Hickory...
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!
Lake Hickory Catfish Rating:
4
Lake Hickory Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catfish are coming shallow in the midday sun and early afternoon.Water is mocha colored at this time.Use crawlers and shad to catch some of these.
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Lake Hickory Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Hickory Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Bass are hitting the finesse worms in shallow( 3 to 6 ft) water.Fish slow near windblown secondary points with rocks, and any rock walls near houses,boat docks..

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.
Lake Hickory White Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Hickory White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Hickory Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Hickory Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- THE STRIPPERS ARE BITING NOW
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:

06:41 EST

Sunset:

20:04 EST

Moon Phase:


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