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Old Hickory Lake Guide Service Fishing Report- 04/01/2017

Posted by ian on April 2, 2017

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.

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