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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Norris 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. Norris 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:
36.367862
Maximum Depth (ft):
200
County:
Campbell
Longitude:
-83.804816
Normal Elevation (ft):
1020
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
10+ ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
34
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Other
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Norris Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Norris Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Largemouth bite good on crank baits and chigger craws.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Norris Lake at 48 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.
Norris Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4
Norris Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- size limit severely hurts smallmouth thanks to TWRA
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 48 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.
Norris Lake Crappie Rating:
3
Norris Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the Water Temperature at 48 Prime Crappie fishing is in full swing. Crappies should be migrating to their spawning areas now. They?ll either be up in the final spawning area now or at tributary entrances. Concentrate around 15 feet of water. Fish Primary points at the mouth of the creek arms. Fish Targets at this point instead of focusing on bait fish. Fish trees, shrubs, vegetation, etc. Fishing correctly this time of year will get you snagged quite a bit since you need to focus on making and keeping contact with the cover.
Norris Lake Walleye Rating:
3
Norris Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Put a worm on a hook. Drop in water.
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.
Norris Lake Catfish Rating:
3
Norris Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- fish jug lines with live blugill for bait
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.
Norris Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
4
Norris Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- See walleye tip above. Applies here.
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.
Norris Lake White Bass Rating:
4.5
Norris Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Norris Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3
Norris Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Try a worm
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:

07:09 EST

Sunset:

20:00 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full