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Old Hickory Lake Guide Service Fishing Report- 05/15/2017

Posted by ian on May 18, 2017

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!


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Im looking to fish Old Hickory Tuesday 5-30-2017. Do you have any opening for this date.
Bobby Bell
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