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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Tims Ford 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. Tims Ford 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!
State:
Tennessee
Latitude:
35.2263570000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
150
County:
Franklin
Longitude:
-86.2074780000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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MSBG Jake
2017-04-03
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 60
Tim’s Ford Fishing Report – 2 Apr 2017 – Tims Ford Lake this past couple of weeks produced nicely for us, there was some slow days but everyone still had a good time catching fish. We caught some good fish mostly on Mussel Crawler jigs from Tightline Jigs in the new Tim’s Ford Special color and on Finesse baits. We’re focusing on Main lake points and pockets with a gravel and chunk rock in 10-20 FOW. Water temperatures are 60 to 68 degrees depending upon location. If you want to catch fish on Guntersville, Tims Ford, Normandy or Nickajack Lakes…I have days and USCG Licensed guides available…now is the time to start making those plans for the May and June shad spawn action. As always, we supply all fishing gear including Duckett Rods, LEW’s Reels, lures, and drinking water at no additional cost you. We offer a Military Discount and unmatched dedication to making your trip successful and enjoyable. “Let’s go fish’ in” Visit www.midsouthbassguide.com for more photos and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MidSouthBassGuide for on the water updates Capt. Jake Davis Mid-South Bass Guide www.midsouthbassguide.com msbassguide@comcast.net Cell 615-613-2382
Guest
2015-10-17
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 71
Killing sexy shad color rattle traps bouncing off the bottom and slow rolling it
Guest
2015-04-04
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 58
Caught a few nice smallmouth bass fishing downed trees on rock banks. Most of them came on small Bo-yah umbrella rigs with chartruess swim bail
MSBG Jake
2012-04-28
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 68
28 April 2012, Tim’s Ford Fishing Report – Anyone looking for a great place to take the family and spend time fishing without the crowds, really needs to consider Tim’s Ford in Southern Tennessee. We are catching lots of quality Largemouth and Smallmouth between 3-6 pounds throughout the day. Early in the mornings and late in the evenings you can find large numbers of Stripe Bass and smallmouth chasing shad in open water, giving some of the best action of the day on top water lures. The lake is still below summer pool with water temperatures from 68 to 73 degrees. The upper end of the lake remains stained to muddy with the recent rains and the lower end is clear for the most part. While, we are mainly catching smallmouth bass, there has been several largemouths in the mix. Our better fish came on Tightline Football Jig’s (Guntersville Special or Pumpkin Orange). We also fished Crank Baits, Speed Craws and curly tail grubs rigged on shaky heads with good results. This past month, we’ve also enjoyed a good top water and spinner bait bite using Assassinator spinner baits in Dustin’s Mud minnow or white with dual willow leaf combinations. As waters continue to warm over the next month; the smallmouth fishing will only improve if that is possible. I still have several days available in May and we’re already taking reservations for the summer and fall! Make your reservations now for some great action on Guntersville, Nickajack or Tim’s Ford. We supply all fishing gear, lures at no additional cost you, Military Discount and 110% dedication to making your trip successful. “Let’s go fish’ in” Submitted by Capt. Jake Davis Mid-South Bass Guide www.midsouthbassguide.com msbassguide@comcast.net 615-613-2382
MSBG Jake
2012-02-22
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 50
Feb 22, 2012, Tims Ford Fishing Reports Jacob McKissack from Murfreesboro TN and Trey Nunley from Southern Pursuit Outdoors, joined me for a day on the lake in pursuit of some big brown fish. We launched at the State Park and fished the lower portion of the lake. The bite was slow for the first hour, after that we caught fish all day; the best fish, a 19.5 inch 4.15 pound smallmouth came on half ounce Tightline Football Jigs (Guntersville Special with green pumpkin trailer). Although a 3/16 ounce Spot Removers produced the most fish. We found them from 1-15 FOW. Water temps started out at 49.5 and climbed to 51.5 degrees. Dont miss out on some great early spring smallmouth action on Tims Ford. I have days available, make your reservations now for some great early spring action on Guntersville, Nickajack and Tims Ford. We supply all fishing gear, lures at no additional cost you and 110% dedication to making your trip successful. Lets go fish in Visit www.midsouthbassguide.com for more photos and sign up for my monthly newsletter Capt. Jake Davis Mid-South Bass Guide www.midsouthbassguide.com msbassguide@comcast.net
Guest
2011-11-09
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 60
Nov 9, 2011, Tims Ford Fishing Reports Spent the day on the lake with Bill and Rob from Nashville, TN. We fought the rain and wind for most of the day, but we had a lot of fun. We found fish on secondary points and about half way in to pockets. Just like everywhere else we found lots of shad all over the place. Most fish where in the 1- 4 pound range and just about all where largemouth. Water temps are 59.5 to 62 degrees depending on what part of the lake youre on. Our better fish came on Tightline Football Jigs (Guntersville Special or Pumpkin Orange) and White flukes rigged weightless. We also fished RC1.5 and Bandit Crank Baits with limited results. Dont miss out on some great winter smallmouth action on Tims Ford. I have days available this month and have already started taking reservations for December and January, make your reservations now for some great late fall/early winter action on Guntersville, Nickajack and Tims Ford. We supply all fishing gear, lures at no additional cost you and 110% dedication to making your trip successful. Lets go fish in More photos available on my website www.midsouthbassguide.com Submitted by Capt. Jake Davis Mid-South Bass Guide www.midsouthbassguide.com msbassguide@comcast.net 615-613-2382
MSBG Jake
2011-09-11
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 76
Tims Ford Fishing Reports Spent yesterday evening and this morning on Tims Ford with from Ohio. We found good conditions with most fish still relating to secondary points that had shad on them till late morning. Most fish where in the 1-3.5 pound range and all where smallmouth. Water temps are 82-86 degrees depending on the time of day. Our better fish came on Tightline Football Jigs (Guntersville Special or Pumpkin Orange). We also fished XD6 Crank Baits and flukes rigged weightless with limited results. I still have a few days available this month. I'm already booking days for the October and early November, make your reservations now for some great late summer/early fall action on Guntersville, Nickajack and Tims Ford. We supply all fishing gear, lures at no additional cost you and 110% dedication to making your trip successful. Lets go fish in More photos available on my website www.midsouthbassguide.com Submitted by Capt. Jake Davis Mid-South Bass Guide www.midsouthbassguide.com msbassguide@comcast.net 615-613-2382
Tims Ford Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Tims Ford Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I usually wouldn't tell nobody but I guess I'm going to be a friend. But they are killing zoom black
lizards. Don't tell everybody, its our little secret. I usually tie it with a 3/16 oz.slip sinker and a 1
oz. worm hook. Caught a whole lot here lately.
Tight lines!
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.
Tims Ford Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4
Tims Ford Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- water temps. up now and fish are gonna come on jerkbaits and slow-rolled spinnerbaits and swimbaits
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.
Tims Ford Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Tims Ford Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- jigs pitched tight to wood as of may 5
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!
Tims Ford Lake Walleye Rating:
3.5
Tims Ford Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The best times to catch \'em are when it\'s raining and when it ain\'t raining.
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.
Tims Ford Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
Tims Ford Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- slow as hell fishing if you aint in the right spot.
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.
Tims Ford Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3
Tims Ford Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Tims Ford Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
Tims Ford Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Just go out to a crappie tree catch me of zoom black small carolina
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Tims Ford Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Tims Ford Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- i would prefer worms and a sinker about to feet down from docks. good luck

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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

05:34 CST

Sunset:

19:50 CST

Moon Phase:


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