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Welcome to Nickjack 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. Nickjack 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!
Maximum Depth (ft):
Normal Elevation (ft):
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
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Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 53
Tuesday March 6 I have a trip coming up on Nickajack Lake this Sunday so I went to put in some time getting ready for it. I had Chris Flowers from Nashville TN, with me, Chris and I began the morning checking areas with search baits, we caught several but no consistent pattern was developing. We moved around the Hales Bar area of the lake and still were catching 1 here and 1 there. I decided we would go hit some docks and flip some, so we headed away from Hales Bar and found some docks with laydowns, we caught some more fish, several in the 3lb class. We moved again to the Hales Bar area of the lake and began working some areas with the TN rig, we found an active school and caught about 16lbs in just a few minutes. We moved around and located some other fish holding on current breaks, the TVA was pulling the lake very hard today. I had spoke to a couple of gentlemen while putting in and they had stated the lake had been pulled a couple of feet over the last 2 days, the waterline confirmed that. Water was stained to clear, temps ran from 52-55 depending, some of the grass is beginning to come up. Most of our fish related to wood or brush in 7-11 ft of water. Also caught a 50lb catfish....that was a heck of a fight. Look forward to more reports. Book your day soon as March is filling up. Contact Mark at 615-829-3902 or email me at for your trip
Nickjack Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
67 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.
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 67. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Summer Fishing Tip provided by Guide Chatt Martin: Same requirements as spring, but deeper. For beginners, rivers and creeks are the best because "deep" is relative. In a creek, a crappie's summer spot might only be 5 feet from their springtime spot, because there isn't as much deep water to begin with, so bank bound anglers can usually catch crappies in basically the same places they caught them in the spring. In lakes, summer usually means having a fishfinder, or sonar unit, and looking for those "sticking up things" in deeper water. However, there are a couple ways to find those spots even if you don't have a fishfinder. One is a Kentucky rig, which is a live bait rig with a very heavy weight on the bottom that will allow you to feel it when you drag it through a brushpile. The other is, plant your own brushpiles so you'll know where they are. Still, in the summer, a beginners best bet is a shallow creek or river with good bank access.
Nickjack Lake Walleye Rating:
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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.
Nickjack Lake Catfish Rating:
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- Not a lot of action this afternoon
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Nickjack Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 67 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.
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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!


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18:38 CST

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