J Percy Priest Lake

Current Temperature:
46°

Est Water Temperature:
37° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.13 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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J Percy Priest Lake
National Pro Reports

Skiatook Lake, OK
2014-04-20
I had 4 great clients in the boat today from Oklahoma City. It was a beautiful morning to be at the lake and as it turned out the fish were going to be willing today as well. We got on the Hybrids ear... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Saratoga Lake, NY
2014-04-19
Its been a long winter but the ice have finally come off of the lake. So I hooked up the boat and headed to the lake today got there around 10am and headed to the west side of the lake. The wind was b... [more]

-John Ernst

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-04-19
This report is for 04/08/2014-04/18/2014. Sorry for the delay I have been extremely busy on the water and haven%u2019t had a chance to sit down and write.
The numbers of boats on the water have ... [more]

-Ian Huey

Lake Minnetonka, MN
2014-04-16
We are getting close to fishing lake minnetonka with open water. We are now past lake minnetonkas average ice out, with most channels open and the remaining ice being honey comb throughout. With a f... [more]

-Dan Jasper

Lake Guntersville, AL
2014-04-14
13 April 2014 Lake Guntersville %u2013 Really nice family joined me yesterday on Guntersville and after a slow first hour or so the guy%u2019s started putting them in the boat. Everyone caught fish ... [more]

-Jake (Mid South Bass Guide)

Tennessee Reports

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. Vital fishing information for J Percy Priest Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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 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):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 37 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
J Percy Priest Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
J Percy Priest Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 37 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.
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):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
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):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
J Percy Priest Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
J Percy Priest Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.5/5
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J Percy Priest Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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):
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.
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:
   3.8/5
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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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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 a new 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:
06:06 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:22 CST







J Percy Priest 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...