• Pickwick Lake Fishing Report - TN

    Pickwick Area Guide
    (731) 607-5266 http://www.pickwickareaguide.com/ pickwickareaguide@yahoo.com
  • 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 Fishing Report - TN

    Pickwick Lake Elevation 413.5
    Water temp 82
    Bass
    Several different methods are working right now. Top water baits and spinner baits are productive in the morning. Most bass are in 12'-20' throughout the day and that is the depth I would fish right after the first hour of daylight. Carolina rigging has been working well with plastic Strike King Rage Tail crawfish and lizards. Grubs on football head jigs are working well in the lake and the river with green and white being the main colors. Live bait accounts for several smallmouth in the river but we were able to catch a few in the 3-5 pound range on Strike King Series 3 crank baits and small grubs.
    Stripers
    Rockfish are active at different times of the day. You can expect to catch several fish with a few of them weighing over 10 pounds but you can also find yourself fishing during slow feeding periods in hot weather with no results for several hours. Like bass fishing you will find the first hour of daylight exciting with top water baits and jerk baits. As soon as you see the fish are deep try fishing with sassy shad or live bait. I have been catching fish with small bluegill but now that method has slowed down and after they stop biting them it is usually time to start trying to catch skipjack minnows. Use a three ounce sinker to reach the bottom faster when drifting in swift current. Over the last two weeks I have seen several fish over 10 pounds.
    Catfish
    Catfish are in deep water channels and are also showing up in shallow water again. Night crawlers are picking up most of the fish we have caught.
    Compliments of Clagett Talley www.pickwickareaguide.com 731-607-5266
  • Search Fishin.com

  • Recent Articles

    Richie White

    Video of over 100 double digit pound bass!

    I started guiding in 1990 & got my first 10 pound bass in 1992. This year marks 25 years since my first 10 pound bass. As far a I recall, I took pictures and/or video for every double digit bass I've boated since 1992 - totaling somewhere around 100 bass over 10 pounds.... read more
    Richie White 1 Day Ago
    Mike Gerry

    The Fall Jig Bite

    With the fall upon us the grass will slowly erode away opening up some ditches and roadbeds to more bait that can be dragged or swam over the areas that just a few weeks ago were stuck in thick grass. With this to me gives you several options to fish a football jig with techniques... read more
    Mike Gerry 3 Days Ago
    peter

    Free Fishin.com T Shirt

    Free L Large Fishin.com T Shirt to the "first person" that posts a comment at the bottom of this article.

    PM or email me your name and mailing address and we'llput it in the mail.
    peter@fishin.com

    This is what the shirt looks like.... read more
    peter 1 Week Ago
    Mike Gerry

    Downsizing in the fall

    It’s common every year as the bass make changes in their locations and the fall weather starts to set in fishing gets tougher. This change is constant throughout my many years of history, the fall is always tougher and you must adapt to the changes. The reasons for this, has... read more
    Mike Gerry 1 Week Ago
    Mike Gerry

    The Advantage of the Snell Knot

    There are not many times in fishing when a knot can make a big difference in catching or missing a fish except in heavy grass. Sure the knot is always important it has to be strong and tied properly so it doesn’t break; the difference though is sometimes a knot can get in your... read more
    Mike Gerry 2 Weeks Ago
    Judy Helmey

    Barbecued Shrimp à la Chef Kelly Plaswirth

    Little Miss Judy Believe It or Not recipe brought to you by Captain Steve “Triple Trouble” Howell!

    During this time of the year you can catch your own shrimp or just pull up to the nearest seafood market! The secret to purchasing shrimp is that you make sure... read more
    Judy Helmey 3 Weeks Ago
    Mike Gerry

    Transition Fishing in the Late Summer

    As we move into the late summer fishing gets tougher and this year appears to be no different the reason is simple the bass scatter more than they do in other periods of the year. Those groups of fish you were used to chasing have broken up for the most part and now you have... read more
    Mike Gerry 3 Weeks Ago