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We are Nashville's premier fishing guide service offering a wide range of trips from graph study, tournament pre fishing, technique specific,instructional learning trip's  all the way to fun fishing with a bobber and cricket. While specializing in bass and crappie fishing we can customize any trip to meet your needs while fishing Old Hickory Lake for largemouth, smallmouth, crappie or panfish. Come along with me, Capt. Ian Huey,  and enjoy a memorable day on Nashville's Old Hickory Lake with Old Hickory Lake Fishing Guide Service!!!!

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fishTerror_w.png Over the last several years one bait in particular has taken the fishing industry by storm. The A rig has changed the way we fish in all seasons but particularly in the winter and early spring. After several prototypes and with input from OHGS Fish Terror Baits has perfected the rig and brought the Thundering Herd! This rig is unbelievable and last winter/spring alone I caught 3 fish over 8 lbs with it while fishing Old Hickory and truly believe The Thundering Herd was the difference maker. Fish Terror Baits prides themselves in going above and beyond and bringing you a top of the line quality product that surpasses anything else on the market. The bread and butter and by far the most important part of any A Rig is the componentry. Fish Terror Baits uses 65 lb stainless snaps attached to 325 lb test stainless steel wire that is guaranteed to withstand any punishment you can throw at it! Plus Fish Terror allows you to customize your rig nearly any way you want and offer 8 models from 3 wire no blades all the way to 5 wire 11 blades. The Thundering Herd is available in Tennessee Shad, Blue chartreuse, and Lime shad. So the next time you are in the market for an A Rig do yourself a favor give these guys a shout. You won't be disappointed!!!

 

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Fishing on Old Hickory has overall been good over the last several weeks with the bass and the bluegill being on fire! The constantly water levels have forced us to change patterns throughout the day with multiple patterns working. I cannot remember the water temperatures fluctuating as wildly as they have over the last month and was shocked several mornings when the temps were in the low 60’s in MAY! Water clarity has been variable from muddy to clean with the majority of the lake being about normal now. Waters temps are beginning to stabilize now with temps ranging from low 80’s in the back to low 70’s on the river.

 The bass bite has been good over the last several weeks with multiple patterns being productive. When the water is up in the grass the bite has been awesome! Swim jigs, frogs and buzzbaits have been the best. When the water levels fall, mid depth banks, 5-10 ft, have been good fished with crankbaits, shakey heads and various texas rigged plastics. Early in the mornings the shad spawn has been on and spinnerbaits, poppers and swimbaits have been productive. Target docks, riprap or grass and if the shad are there the bass will be too.

 After the last full moon the bluegill bite has been red hot! We have been targeting the backs of creeks and pockets and have caught them on a variety of baits. If you have never tried bluegill fishing with topwater baits you are missing out!

 

Here at OHGS we use brand new high-end fishing equipment from Denali Rods, Lews reels, Vicious Line, Fish Terror Baits, Strike King, Eco Pro Tungsten and other top of the line equipment. I am a United States Coast Guard licensed captain and 100% dedicated to making your trip the trip of a lifetime.

 

   


Fishing on Old Hickory has been good over the last several weeks with good numbers and quality being caught. Fishing in certain areas are ahead of schedule it seems, and this is what we have focused on for quality. There are more bites in typical staging areas like points, lead in banks etc, but the quality has been more consistent in the shallow water. The wind has been a huge key to ignite that shallow bite and without it can make for a bit of a grind and game plan change. It will be interesting to see how these cooler night temps later this week are going to effect the fish and whether they will pull back or stay put. Mud flats have also been a producer over the last week and I expect both of the above patterns to only get better as we move through spring.  As I mentioned above, the numbers have been on the typical areas like points, lead in banks etc which can more for a lot of fun for the person just wanting to catch fish.  Water temps have been from the mid 50s in most creeks with the warmest we have fished being mid 60s and water clarity is about normal for Old Hickory. We have seen several areas that have turned over and literally saw a 10 degree water temperature drop in one spot over the last 2 days because of it. Moving baits have been the go to over the last several weeks with shallow running crankbaits, spinnerbaits and rattle baits getting the workload. If the wind isn’t cooperating and we are forced to plan b shakey heads, c-rigged creature baits and finesse jigs have been the deal.

The crappie have seemed to really come on in the last week or so with both good numbers and quality. We are catching our fish from about 12 fow- 1 fow throwing 1/8th and 1/16th oz jigs. This bite should only improve as well as we move through spring.

Here at OHGS we use brand new high end fishing equipment from Denali Rods, Lews reels, Vicious Line, Fish Terror Baits, Strike King, Eco Pro Tungsten and other top of the line equipment. I am a United States Coast Guard licensed captain and 100% dedicated to making your trip the trip of a lifetime.

 

 


Fishing on Old hickory has been pretty good over the last several weeks for both bass and crappie. With the unseasonably warm temps the fish have become more active and we have started catching some fish on some typical staging areas. Right now with the changing weather conditions, fishing off instinct has been key. What you did today may not catch them tomorrow and being versatile and open minded yields results. Right now we are catching fish as shallow as a 1-2 fow and as deep as 30 fow. This doesn’t mean any shallow/deep water will produce results as the fish for us seem to be bunched up in specific areas. Remember to pay attention to your channels as the fish use these as travel corridors as they head into and eventually out of spawning areas. Later in the day check shallow water close to deeper areas and try and find the most wind blown areas you can. This time of year bass will surprise you how shallow they will get later in the day. Remember, all the fish are never doing the same thing this time of year and coming to the lake without any preconceived notions is the best approach to take.

            Our most consistent pattern for bass has been focusing on channel swing banks in the creeks and fishing slow with jigs and shakey heads.  Keep the color selection simple and depending on water color, choose a green pumpkin variation or black/blue. Finesse jigs are catching more numbers and quality of fish with weights ranging from ¼-5/8 oz. When fishing wind blown shallow areas, Strike King Red Eye Shad and 1.5 squarebills have been the ticket and depending on conditions we have been rotating between red, chrome and natural shad patterns Jerkbaits have been catching fish as well using natural patterns with chartreuse.

            The crappie bite has been a bit hit or miss for us and the fish have really seemed to scatter out over the last week or so. As the water temps hit the 50s the crappie will begin heading toward their spawning areas and finding good groups can be challenging. Minnows and 1/16oz jigs have ben the best producers for us in a range from 5 fow- 20fow being the best.

Here at OHGS we use brand new high end fishing equipment from Denali Rods, Lews reels, Vicious Line, Fish Terror Baits, Strike King, Eco Pro Tungsten and other top of the line equipment. I am a United States Coast Guard licensed captain and 100% dedicated to making your trip the trip of a lifetime.

 

 


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