J Percy Priest Lake

Current Temperature:
70°

Est Water Temperature:
75° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.11 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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J Percy Priest Lake
National Pro Reports

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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):
75 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.
J Percy Priest Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
J Percy Priest Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
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 prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
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 will be starting to get a little slower in this water temperature. With walleye being a cold water fish, they will start becoming fairly lethargic in this water. With the fish slowing down the fishing will be more difficult to find and coax into biting. However they will be feeding and the walleye bite should still be good. This time of year is a good time to fall back to live bait as standard practice for the best bet at numbers and size of fish.
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 entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
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 pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
J Percy Priest Lake White Bass Fishing

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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:
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:
06:17 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:17 CST







J Percy Priest Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
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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...