Cherokee Lake
Current Temperature:
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Est Water Temperature:
44° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
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Wind Speed:
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Cherokee 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. Cherokee 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:
36.256347
Maximum Depth (ft):
0
County:
Grainger
Longitude:
-83.245271
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
30
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
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Guest
2014-06-06
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 76
water level good, clarity excellent, temps too high. :^( smallmouth off, hybrids gone; nothing but a few spots caught, & lost several big streamers to danged big gar. buffalo & huge carp in the shallow backwaters. see y\'all in the fall when water cools off up in river...
Guest
2014-05-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
three big smallmouth, three hybrid, & a dwarf rockfish that was no more than double the length of the fly, LOL! had my St. Croix fly rod shattered trying to keep a big smallmouth from going over some rapids, landed it using tip section only. :^) fishing probably done for spring, lots of rain last night, water so thick that you can see raccoon tracks floating by in the shallows. have ordered Ugly Stik Big Water fly rod for next spring...
Guest
2014-05-13
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 71
caught 2 nice smallmouth (3+ lb) & 5 hybrids(4# plus) up in river this AM early. fish still hitting on big streamers (4\" plus)cast into breaking fish chasing shad. also had a 10 lb tippet snapped on strike by BIG smallmouth in less than 2\' of water at dawn. brother caught 8# schoolie rock fish yesterday on same flies. need fly reel with better drag, picking a backlash out of a flyreel while trying to fight a fish sucks...
Guest
2014-05-12
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Went out this weekend, had a great smallmouth catch. The wind was a big factor. Fished small coves off the main channel, where the wind pushed the bait fish up in the cove. Used a medium fluke with a bullet sinker and let it sink and just jigged it rapidly in one spot. Caught 8 smallmouth and two largemouh with total weight of 46lb. Two smallmouth were over 5lb. Wish I had hooked them before spawn, would have had some monsters.
Guest
2014-05-05
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
caught 5 of the biggest smallmouth I have hooked in years in the river on may 2nd. was using flyfishing tackle casting a 6\" long streamer fly for hybrids/rockfish. also caught two hybrids over 4 lb, & had 8 lb test leaders snapped on the strike. big flies get hit hard...
Guest
2013-04-28
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 53
Caught several Hybrid on live shad at John Seiver Steam Plant . Fish over 5 ponnds were the norm .
Guest
2013-03-17
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 47
largemouth bass and smallies are consistently being caught close to the bank in 5ft or less on spinnerbaits and soft jerkbaits on islands and near the main channel
Guest
2012-12-23
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 49
Took my son to german creek rock fishin sat 12,22,12 trolled, caught our limit then had some fun!
Guest
2012-12-23
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Caught three yesterday 12-22-12, all about 15 pounds each. Hitting pretty good, went trolling up in german creek
Guest
2012-12-23
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Caught three yesterday 12-22-12, both about 15 pounds each. Hitting pretty good, went to Jeremy Creek.
Cherokee Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Cherokee Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- white crank baits and pumpkin colored bitsy tubes work great up in german creek and on all the rock walls
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Cherokee Lake 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.
Cherokee Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Cherokee Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Cherokee Lake Crappie Rating:
3
Cherokee Lake 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.
Cherokee Lake Walleye Rating:
3
Cherokee Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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Cherokee Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Cherokee Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Cherokee Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Cherokee Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Cherokee Lake White Bass Rating:
4
Cherokee Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Cherokee Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Cherokee Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Stripers are not being stocked in Cherokee like they use to. Please keep only the 2 fish limit if you like to eat them and return the rest for another day. Striperman Ron
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:

07:27 EST

Sunset:

19:21 EST

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