Nickajack Lake

Current Temperature:
48°

Est Water Temperature:
60° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.92 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Nickajack 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]

Nickajack Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Nickajack 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. Nickajack 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

County:
Marion

Inpoundment Type:


Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
35.054074

Longitude:
-85.501401

Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:
Powerplant

Maximum Depth (ft):
145

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
Trolling Only

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Nickajack Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Nickajack Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Nickajack Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Me and a buddy went fri. may the 27th and caught 19 largemouth all 19 caught on a 7inch black worm. They ranged from 1 pound to 5 pounds 16 of the 19 were keepers. All of them were caught in less than 5ft of water in heavy cover. We did not do any good off banks that had big rock.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 60 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Nickajack Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Nickajack Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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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!!
Nickajack Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Nickajack Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.4/5
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Nickajack Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Alot of crappie are being taken near marinas in 10-24 ft of water using minnowes. Also along rip-rap along the banks
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!
Nickajack Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Nickajack Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.5/5
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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!
Nickajack Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Nickajack Lake Catfish Rating:
   4.1/5
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Nickajack Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The cats are starting to become more active, however are still slow. Best bet is deeper water this time or year, but with temps. increasing it won't be long before they become very active. Using liver with nite crawler will produce some action
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Nickajack Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Nickajack Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   4.1/5
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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.
Nickajack Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Nickajack Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Nickajack Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Nickajack Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2.8/5
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Nickajack 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:
05:57 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:21 CST







Nickajack Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.state.tn.us/twra  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.wildlifelicense.com/tn  

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...