Old Hickory Lake

Current Temperature:
70°

Est Water Temperature:
68° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.27 (High)

Wind Speed:
North-East at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

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Old Hickory Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-05-22
I first want to start off by saying Old Hickory lost one of its true legends last week and a very dear friend to myself in Mike Erwin. Mike Erwin has been a familiar face to many of us that fish Old H... [more]

-Ian Huey

Tennessee Reports

Old Hickory Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Old Hickory 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. Old Hickory 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!

Old Hickory Lake: Besides its many parks and recreation areas, Old Hickory Lake is home to several group camp facilities such as the Boy Scouts? Camp Boell, Lincoya Girl Scout Camp, Fraternal Order of Police Camp for underprivileged children, the Easter Seal Camp, and Ruillman Rehabilitation Center, all of which provide outdoor experiences for thousands of young people each year. Bank fishing areas with accessible fishing piers exist at Rockland, Sanders Ferry, Shutes Branch, and Bledsoe Creek State Park. These piers can be accessed from parking areas via paved paths. Fish attractors are maintained in close proximity to these structures. [Old Hickory Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/05/2008]


State:
Tennessee

County:
Davidson

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
22500

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
36.319171

Longitude:
-86.463158

Water Clarity:
6-10 ft

Water Temp Factors:
Powerplant

Maximum Depth (ft):
65

Normal Elevation (ft):
445

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

Old Hickory Lake Pro Fishing Reports
Ian Huey

Old Hickory Guide Service
(615) 944-35
imh2a@yahoo.com
http://fisholdhickory.com/
2015-05-22 I first want to start off by saying Old Hickory lost one of its true legends last week and a very dear friend to myself in Mike Erwin. Mike Erwin has been a familiar face to many of us that fish Old Hickory and specifically Spencer Creek as he sat on his signature orange bucket for many hrs catching anything that swims at the Riverview Ramp(the small ramp on the right as you run into Spencer). Mike and I spent many, many hours fishing together over the last several years and I can truly say Mike taught me more about fishing Old Hickory then most anyone else. Mike was the most genuine and goo... [more]
Ian Huey

Old Hickory Guide Service
(615) 944-35
imh2a@yahoo.com
http://fisholdhickory.com/
2015-05-09 The last week has provided good fishing and lots of trips with good numbers being caught. The quality bite has been sporatic and most people we have talked to are catching fish but struggling to find the good ones. The weather has remained stable and with stable weather light winds and bluebird skies follow. A lack of wind has made things difficult at times for both bass and crappie but looking at the upcoming forecast it appears next week some wind will return and will help the bite. Water temps have really jumped up this week and in some creeks pushing near 80. Down lake closer to the damn ... [more]
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Old Hickory Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Old Hickory Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Old Hickory Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Caught males in the shallow water on plastics that had a white underbellies. Caught female
spawning on a spinnerbait.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
68 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.
Old Hickory Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Old Hickory Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.7/5
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Old Hickory Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Can't believe OH is rated two and a half for smallmouth... I live on this lake and fish it three to four time a week... I started targeting smallmouth several years ago... I go to Dale Hollow often and catch lots of smallmouth. Very few Smallmouth on OH and they are very small... not the right habitat...
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 68. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Old Hickory Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Old Hickory Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.4/5
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Old Hickory Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- We were catching striped bass on ratlers real steady for about an hour, regretfully none were large enough to keep but we had fun. My son caught a 16 large mouth bass using a crawdad rig. With the warmer weather the water tempature averaged 59 to 61 degrees. Water clarity was good (you could see your lures 2 to 3 feet down.
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will be coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding much more aggressively making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Crappie will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into schools again in the old river channels. It?s time to hit the water. Have fun today!
Old Hickory Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Old Hickory Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.4/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
Old Hickory Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Old Hickory Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.7/5
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- I think the rating should be closer to 5 out of 5. I hear they are on fire, expecially below the dam. (today is 6/16/10)
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.
Old Hickory Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Old Hickory Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 68 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Old Hickory Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Old Hickory Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Old Hickory Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I THINK THE RATING OF THE FISH SHOULD BE 5/5 BECAUSE THE FISH ARE GOOD BY THE DAM.


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Old Hickory Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Old Hickory Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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Old Hickory Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- fish the shallows with a little to medium sized shadrap
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Old Hickory Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
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:
05:37 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:48 CST







Old Hickory 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...