J Percy Priest Lake

Current Temperature:
82°

Est Water Temperature:
59° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.53 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
South-West at 13 Knots (15 MPH)

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J Percy Priest Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-04-15
Fishing on Old Hickory is on FIRE!!! WE have been running very successful trips over the last week with good number and quality and look for the good days to continue. The fish have made a big push u... [more]

-Ian Huey

Tennessee Reports

Reelfoot Lake, TN
2015-04-24
Just returned from Reelfoot on 4/17-4/19, crappie fishing somewhat slow. Lake level seems to be a little higher than normal. Catching most crappie on jigs/minnows @ 18 inches...not a lot to brag ab... [more]

J Percy Priest Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com J Percy Priest 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. J Percy Priest 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!

J Percy Priest Lake was one of the first Corps of Engineers lakes to have recreation as part of its justification. In soothing contrast to the sparkling waters of the lake are the adjacent 19,087 acres of grasslands and woodlands. A highlight of this area, the Cedar Glades Natural Area, harbors as many as 14 endemic plants, and the endangered Tennessee coneflower may be found. Fishing opportunities abound at J Percy Priest Lake, with a wide variety of species available from the Stones River tailwaters to the East and West Forks of the Stones River. J Percy Priest Lake provides over 14,000 acres of water for a wide variety of fishing opportunities around the project. The most popular species include largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, striped bass, Cherokee bass, and white bass. Other species such as catfish, bluegill, bream, and trout provide excellent opportunities for young anglers. [J Percy Priest Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/05/2008

 

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State:
Tennessee

County:
Rutherford

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
14200

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
36.059718

Longitude:
-86.494493

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
100

Normal Elevation (ft):
490

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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J Percy Priest Lake Community Fishing Reports
Guest
2015-04-09
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
The shallow bite is really picking up since the water came up this week. Caught 5 bass on rattle trap in 1-3 feet.
J Percy Priest Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
J Percy Priest Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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J Percy Priest Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Jefferson Spring is a muddy mess. Better off at Fate Sanders. Fished 7am -11am very slow, 2 Largemouth 12" & 14" Rattle_R and 4" Grub
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 59 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
J Percy Priest Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
J Percy Priest Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
J Percy Priest Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
J Percy Priest Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.4/5
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J Percy Priest Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The Crappie population at an all time low.need to stock black crappie and black nose crappie,and white crappie bring back the crappie fishing that we had in the 80'S

Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
J Percy Priest Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
J Percy Priest Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.1/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
J Percy Priest Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
J Percy Priest Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.5/5
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- Went Sunday morning and put 13 channel cats in the boat any where from 2 to 5lbs in about 8 feet
of water on a flat just off the channel on night crawlers.
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.
J Percy Priest Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
J Percy Priest Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
J Percy Priest Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
J Percy Priest Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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J Percy Priest Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
J Percy Priest Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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J Percy Priest Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Since TVA lowered the lake a lot (when we went out the dock was floating when quit for the day it was grounded and barely in the water) and the temperature has dropped (down from a high of 63 to 58 or less). We didn't do as well as some of our previous trips. Stripped Bass were biting on a small silver and gold lure in about 5 to 8 feet of water near Stevens Point.

We saw lots of fish holding down in 20 feet of water but it was too windy to fish the deep spots.
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


J Percy Priest Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
06:02 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:25 CST







J Percy Priest Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
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State Parks
http://www.state.tn.us/environment/parks...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.state.tn.us/twra/fish/FishRec...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.state.tn.us/twra/06fishgd_web...