• Pickwick Lake Fishling Report Clagett Talley 4/25/17

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  • Enjoy fishing in Pickwick Tennessee or anywhere in the Pickwick area with an experienced area guide. We will take you on a guided fishing trip for Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass,WhiteBass, Stripers(Rockfish),Catfish,Sauger and other Tennessee River fish. We take individuals and groups.We do half days and whole days. We provide all the tackle for the trip.We also provide drinks but your welcome to bring your own.

  • Pickwick Lake Fishling Report Clagett Talley 4/25/17

    Pickwick Lake Elevation 414
    Water Temp. 63
    I fished the first clear day after the rainy weekend and did very well. Most of the fish we caught was on a Strike King green pumpkin Rage Hog. I Carolina rigged it on main lake and secondary points. My son Tray Talley caught them right along beside me on a Strike King football head jig with the same style Rage Hog. In flat water areas where there is not a lot of surface brush use a Red Eyed Shad or shallow running crankbait. I am still catching a lot of fish on Strike King Series 3 crankbaits in natural colors. Some bigger fish are in deeper water on ledges and humps. I have had the best luck with a carolina rigs in creek channels.

    White Bass
    White bass are still easy to catch. If you are after numbers now is the time to go fish for white bass. I catch a lot of white bass on small crawfish colored crankbaits. White grubs are still a favorite among white bass fishermen, if you have caught plenty of white bass you might want to try a chartreuse grub to increase your chances catching a good smallmouth. Most fish are coming off of pea gravel banks in around six foot of water.

    A few stripers are showing up right now, I have caught a few but I am looking forward to them biting better over the next week or two. The only way I have caught them have been on deep diving crankbaits or fishing with a spoon close to the bottom.

    Sauger can still be caught on jigs or by trolling crankbaits. The ideal crankbait for me has been a Strike King Series 3 in bright colors.

    Catfish are in shallow water areas like they are every year to spawn. I have caught them while fishing for other species. To catch these shallow catfish I usually fish with a live worm and float in 3-6' of water.

    Compliments of Clagett Talley at Talley's Outdoors 731-607-5266 or www.pickwickareaguide.com
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