Old Hickory Lake

Current Temperature:
63°

Est Water Temperature:
64° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.08 (High)

Wind Speed:
North-East at 06 Knots (7 MPH)

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Old Hickory 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

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. Vital fishing information for Old Hickory 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!

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/
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 steadily increased over the last several weeks with anglers chasing bass and crappie as they make their annual migration to the shallow waters of Old Hickory Lake. The water temps have been on a steady rise and the water temps not fluctuating erratically have no doubt helped the overall bite and the fish have been on a steady push towards their spawning areas. Bass fishing has remained good over ... [more]
Old Hickory Lake Community Fishing Reports


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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):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 64 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.
Old Hickory Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Old Hickory Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.8/5
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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 64. 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):
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!
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:
   3.6/5
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Old Hickory Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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 64 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:

Sunrise:
06:03 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:24 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...