Lake Hickory

Current Temperature:
50°

Est Water Temperature:
55° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.05 (High)

Wind Speed:
West at 06 Knots (7 MPH)

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Lake Hickory
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-03-20
Spring is finally here and Old Hickory has really been fishing great! The bite has finally returned after several weeks of ice and snow melt compounded by heavy rainfall left the main river along with... [more]

-Ian Huey

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2015-03-11
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North Carolina Reports

Lake Hickory General Information
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

County:
Alexander

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
Other

Latitude:
35.799028

Longitude:
-81.315077

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Lake Hickory Community Fishing Reports


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Lake Hickory Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Hickory Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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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):
With Lake Hickory at 55 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Lake Hickory Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Hickory Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.1/5
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Lake Hickory Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- no small mouth in lake
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 55 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Lake Hickory Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Hickory Crappie Rating:
   3.6/5
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Lake Hickory Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Lake Hickory Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Lake Hickory Walleye Rating:
   3/5
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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 Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Hickory Catfish Rating:
   3.8/5
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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 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.
Lake Hickory Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Hickory Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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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):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Lake Hickory White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Hickory White Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Hickory Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Lake Hickory Striped Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Lake Hickory Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- THE STRIPPERS ARE BITING NOW
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Lake Hickory Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full 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:
07:14 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:43 EST







Lake Hickory Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.ncwildlife.org  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.ncwildlife.org/fs_index_01_li...  

State Parks
http://www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/ncpar...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.ncwildlife.org/pg03_Fishing/p...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.ncwildlife.org/pg02_Regs/pg2b...