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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:
36.25635
Maximum Depth (ft) :
0
County:
Grainger
Longitude:
-83.24527
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.
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General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Cherokee Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.7
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):
77 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Cherokee Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.7
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Cherokee Lake Crappie Rating:
3.2
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
Cherokee Lake Walleye Rating:
2.9
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be starting to get a little slower in this water temperature. With walleye being a cold water fish, they will start becoming fairly lethargic in this water. With the fish slowing down the fishing will be more difficult to find and coax into biting. However they will be feeding and the walleye bite should still be good. This time of year is a good time to fall back to live bait as standard practice for the best bet at numbers and size of fish.
Cherokee Lake Catfish Rating:
3.8
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Cherokee Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.6
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Cherokee Lake White Bass Rating:
3.9
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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):
Cherokee Lake Trout Rating:
1
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The full moon is right around the corner. The gravitational pull is starting to increase with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. 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. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.

Sunrise:

10:21

Sunset:

00:38

Moon Phase:


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