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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!
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1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
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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):
With Nickjack Lake at 53 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 53 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
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- Not a lot of action this afternoon
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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.
Nickjack Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
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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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