• 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 414
    Water Temp. 86

    BASS
    With the generation flow and a lot of time on the water lately I have been able to produce a large number of bass over the last two weeks. Anytime we have an over cast and plenty of water flowing from the Dam you can pick up several bass on top water baits along the river banks and eddies. The most productive baits have been walking baits and popping baits such as the Strike King Spittin King. The quality of bass have picked up as well. Last week we boated some over five pounds. Big Strike King Series 5 and 6 crankbaits are working very well. The most productive places are on ledges that you can cover shallow water and deep water in the same cast (dramatic drop-offs). We are starting to pick up more and more fish on plastic frogs in grassy areas. The grass is starting to really mat up in a few places and it is like a fish factory right now. Night fishing is still about the same but like anything else, if the water flow slows down, the bite will be as well.

    Stripers
    The top water bite is good. Big popping baits or walking baits are picking up several fish. Drifting skip jack minnows is a sure way to pick up big fish. I took three guys fishing yesterday and each person caught several fish , most fish weighed over 8 pounds. Five different times we had three fish on at the same time.
    The water gets a little crowded and very dangerous a few times over a busy weekend. So watch out for weekend traffic. Along with heavy boat traffic you get lines crossing, with a little consideration and understanding this is not an issue but if you are new to fishing below the Dam it most likely to be the most frustrating way you can possibly fish.

    There are several different laws that are enforced below the Dam that are different than any other areas in Pickwick. From what I have seen TWRA has been busy enforcing these laws, and for safety reasons that is a really good thing. You can pick up a free fishing guide at most fishing stores and read over these laws and educate yourself on limits of fish as well, most of it is actually interesting.

    Catfish
    I have witnessed a lot of catfish caught below the Dam where I striper fish. Most catfishermen that I see are using one ounce sinkers with dead skip jack or cut bait. I would say the most common store bought bait for catfish are nightcrawlers and shad guts.

    Bream
    If small fish are appealing to you or you just want to take a kid fishing you can almost count on catching several bream. Any shady area along the lake or river edge can be a good place to catch a large number of bream. Small red worms work well but the most common bait would be crickets. Early morning hours are usually the best time to fish.

    Compliments of Clagett Talley 731-607-5266 www.pickwickareaguide.com
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