Tims Ford Lake

Current Temperature:
46°

Est Water Temperature:
61° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.01 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
North-West at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Tims Ford 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

J Percy Priest Lake, TN
2015-04-09
The shallow bite is really picking up since the water came up this week. Caught 5 bass on rattle trap in 1-3 feet. ... [more]

Tims Ford Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Tims Ford 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. Tims Ford 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:
Franklin

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
35.226357

Longitude:
-86.207478

Water Clarity:
6-10 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
150

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Tims Ford Lake Community Fishing Reports
Guest
2015-04-04
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 58
Caught a few nice smallmouth bass fishing downed trees on rock banks. Most of them came on small Bo-yah umbrella rigs with chartruess swim bail
Tims Ford Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Tims Ford Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Tims Ford Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I usually wouldn't tell nobody but I guess I'm going to be a friend. But they are killing zoom black
lizards. Don't tell everybody, its our little secret. I usually tie it with a 3/16 oz.slip sinker and a 1
oz. worm hook. Caught a whole lot here lately.
Tight lines!
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 61 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.
Tims Ford Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Tims Ford Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Tims Ford Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- water temps. up now and fish are gonna come on jerkbaits and slow-rolled spinnerbaits and swimbaits
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!!
Tims Ford Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Tims Ford Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.5/5
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Tims Ford Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- jigs pitched tight to wood as of may 5
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!
Tims Ford Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Tims Ford Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.5/5
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Tims Ford Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The best times to catch \'em are when it\'s raining and when it ain\'t raining.
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!
Tims Ford Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Tims Ford Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.6/5
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Tims Ford Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- slow as hell fishing if you aint in the right spot.
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.
Tims Ford Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Tims Ford Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   2.9/5
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Tims Ford Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Tims Ford Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Tims Ford Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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Tims Ford Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Just go out to a crappie tree catch me of zoom black small carolina
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Tims Ford Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Tims Ford Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Tims Ford Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- i would prefer worms and a sinker about to feet down from docks. good luck

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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Tims Ford Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!
Sunrise:
06:07 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:19 CST







Tims Ford 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...