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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:
35.799028
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Alexander
Longitude:
-81.315077
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):
With Lake Hickory at 44 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 44 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.
Lake Hickory Crappie Rating:
3.5
Lake Hickory Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Lake Hickory Walleye Rating:
3
Lake Hickory Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there are no Walleye in Lake Hickory...
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
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 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 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):
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.
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:

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:

07:19 EST

Sunset:

19:13 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full