Herb Parsons Lake
Current Temperature:
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Est Water Temperature:
42° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
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Wind Speed:
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Herb Parsons Lake
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Herb Parsons 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. Herb Parsons 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:
35.135072
Maximum Depth (ft):
25
County:
Fayette
Longitude:
-89.619665
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
177
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2015-08-22
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
8/22/15 Cat fishing jugs and also rods in reels bottom fishing from a boat in 7 to 8 feet of water has been producing some 4 to 6 lb cats. Catching cats on Orignal reds hot dog that have garlic powder added on them. Have been catching several bass early mornings but all in slot of 14-18 been still nice catching them.
Guest
2015-08-22
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
8/22/15 Cat fishing jugs and also rods in reels bottom fishing from a boat in 7 to 8 feet of water has been producing some 4 to 6 lb cats. Catching cats on Orignal reds hot dog that have garlic powder added on them. Have been catching several bass early mornings but all in slot of 14-18 been still nice catching them.
Guest
2015-08-22
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
8/22/15 Cat fishing jugs and also rods in reels bottom fishing from a boat in 7 to 8 feet of water has been producing some 4 to 6 lb cats. Catching cats on Orignal reds hot dog that have garlic powder added on them. Have been catching several bass early mornings but all in slot of 14-18 been still nice catching them.
Guest
2015-03-17
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 50
Fished the lake Sunday 3/15/15 didn\'t do well on crappie ( my target) but was able to pull in 35 okay bluegill(dinner). The size limit is only 8inches for crappie, I am starting to wonder if the numbers are now too few with the all the pressure. The one that I caught still had eggs and didn\'t seem ready to drop them.
Guest
2014-09-01
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Tried for catfish today with Sonny\'s in the cove by the pier. Got 4 hookups, but all 4 fish immediately buried themselves in the brush that seems to be everywhere, and I could not get any of them out. One was a pretty big fish by the way he bent the rod over. Was using 20# mono, but I guess that 50#+ braid might work better.
Guest
2014-05-04
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
Fishing biting really well. Catch bluegill, yellow bass, catfish, and largemouth bass.
Guest
2014-05-03
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Fished last two hours of the evening, bream biting really good on crickets. Catch one small white bass.
Guest
2012-11-10
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
There is not walleye in this lake.
Guest
2012-05-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
Great time to take the kids out on the lake. All kinds of fish are biting on worms. Pitching a rebel cricket will land fish after fish and the kids will have a great time.
Guest
2012-05-19
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Mid size bass are slow to catch but biting on smaller crank baits around fallen trees.
Herb Parsons Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Herb Parsons Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Been to this lake dozens of time never done good this lake sucks!

Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Herb Parsons Lake at 42 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.
Herb Parsons Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Herb Parsons Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are no small mouth bass in this lake.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 42 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.
Herb Parsons Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Herb Parsons Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I use to be a none believer of this lake also
until I caught my personal best crappie slow
trolling minnows. Although the lake has depths
as deep as 25 ft. U will find them hanging
around 6 to 8 ft..slow your troll rate down an
wait for that bite.
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.
Herb Parsons Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Herb Parsons Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There is not walleye in this lake.
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
Herb Parsons Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Herb Parsons Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish the main lake points with chicken livers. Use heavy line. I was expecting 3-5 lbs fish, but hooked into several 10+ pounds that broke me off.
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.
Herb Parsons Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
2
Herb Parsons 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.
Herb Parsons Lake White Bass Rating:
3
Herb Parsons Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Herb Parsons Lake Striped Bass Rating:
4
Herb Parsons Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- medium or small black and lime green jig cast out keep pole @ 2 o'clock and reel @ mrdium pace mainly big ones caught from pier toward bait shop and ound the bend toward rocks NOT ON ROCKS!!!! good luck 3/1/10

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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:

06:52 CST

Sunset:

18:46 CST

Moon Phase:


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