• 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
    With the hot weather and heavy boat traffic it is better to stick with early morning and late afternoon. You can just about count on big bass exploding the surface to hit top water baits in the morning but you can also count on no current flow from the Dam during the morning hours so the activity is usually short lived. If you are out of the wind and the water is calm you should first throw a walking bait like a Strike King Sexy Dawg. If you are tempted to fish a windy bank use a buzz bait. After the top water bite is over you will find the better bass are in 12'-20' throughout the day and that is the depth I would fish right after the first hour of daylight. I have had good results on big crank baits along deep bluffs and on open water humps and ledges. Carolina rigging is working well with plastic Strike King Rail Tail crawfish and lizards. Grubs have been working well in the lake and the river. As the sun goes back down you get a chance at some more top water action. Now is the time to catch a large number of bass on small baits in the cooler times of the day with small top water baits and Texas rigged worms and grubs around shallow grassy areas. If you fish these baits around grassy flats in the morning and afternoon you should find small bass feeding in and around the grass areas.


    Stripers
    Rockfish are busting top water baits though out the day. You can expect to catch several fish. 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. Use a three ounce sinker to reach the bottom faster. Over the last two weeks I have seen several fish over ten pounds. You can usually count on catching several big fish if you stay out and try different methods.


    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 731-607-5266 www.pickwickareaguide.com
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