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Fort Loudon Lake, TN
2017-03-28
Caught 10 large mouth yesterday. Mostly 1lb or smaller using pumpkin seed lizard and plastic worms, dual colorado blade spinnerbait in white and chatter minnow. Not too bad considering the windy condi... [more]

Melton Hill Lake, TN
2017-03-26
Caught a few large mouth in 3-5 feet of water. Texas rig pumpkin seed worm with chartreuse tail and pumpkin seed craw on a shaky head. Nothing in deeper water. Water temps in mid 50's. ... [more]

Reelfoot Lake, TN
2017-03-26
Grade-F... [more]

Reelfoot Lake, TN
2017-03-26
Had not been to Reelfoot in years. A group of 6 of us hired a guide for the first day. We were able to boat 31 crappie. All of the conditions have to be right on this lake to catch fish. The next 3 da... [more]

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:
36.2563470000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
0
County:
Grainger
Longitude:
-83.2452710000000000000
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 50 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 50 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):
With the Water Temperature at 50 all crappie should be up in their spawning areas now and spawn should be getting started. There will be a few few still in the deeps and prespawn areas, but a majority should be up getting ready or already spawning. Continue to hit the creek channels on the migration routes. Focus on isolated cover in a little shallower water. No need to get crazy shallow but start focusing on 15 feet or less of water. On warmer sunny days if the water is still at 50 you should attempt to bounce back and forth from 5-15 feet of water to attempt nailing a solid pattern fo r the day. Try a Kentucky rig baited with minnow, tube bait and small jigs.
Cherokee Lake Walleye Rating:
3
Cherokee Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
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:

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:

07:24 EST

Sunset:

19:50 EST

Moon Phase:


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