Old Hickory Lake

Current Temperature:
32°

Est Water Temperature:
58° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.29 (High)

Wind Speed:
North-East at 04 Knots (5 MPH)

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Old Hickory Lake
National Pro Reports

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

Sooner Lake, OK
2014-04-14
The fish are finally waking up at Sooner. Water temps in the main lake are 58 degrees and 72 in the discharge canal. Most fish are being taken shallow on live Shad fished on a free line. It\'s the mos... [more]

-Steve Carroll

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)

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-04-08
This report is for the week of 03/30/2014- 04/07/2014

We have again had an awesome week here on Old Hickory Lake this week as we ran 4 trips and are still catching big fish! This week alone... [more]

-Ian Huey

Lake Sidney Lanier, GA
2014-04-06
Striper fishing is good and should be improving as the warming water temperatures gets the fish up and moving. The boys will be looking for girl friends and the girls will be looking to pack on the we... [more]

-Ken West and Mike Maddalena

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/
2014-04-08 This report is for the week of 03/30/2014- 04/07/2014

We have again had an awesome week here on Old Hickory Lake this week as we ran 4 trips and are still catching big fish! This week alone we have had one over 5lbs, one over 6lbs and one just under 8lbs! Old Hickory is about to really turn on any day now and I believe that it already would have if we didn%u2019t have that awful cold front that pushing in last Friday dropping the water temps by 8 degrees and really killing the bite over the weekend. Prior to this past weekend fishing had been excellent and I expect it to pick back u... [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):
At 58 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
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):
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!!
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):
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!
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 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.
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):
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.
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
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Old Hickory Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The full moon has just past. The gravitational pull is starting to decrease with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. 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. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
Sunrise:
06:12 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:18 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...