• 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. 85
    Bass
    Each morning I start fishing with a Strike King Spit N King popping bait or the three bladed buzz bait they make. I like to use the Spit n King if the water is mostly calm but if it is choppy I like to use a buzz bait so it’ll get noticed better. The buzz bait also works better in some grassy areas. The most productive areas for top water baits are main lake points, grassy shallow flats and the backs of coves. After the top water bite is over I like to throw a series 3 white or splatter back crank bait. All of these baits are best fished with a medium Lews rod and I like to use 8 or 10 pound test line unless you are fishing pretty thick grass because if you are you are going to want to move up on your line weight. After the fish stop biting in shallow water move out a little deeper and fish in 8-15' with deeper diving crank baits and carolina rigs.

    Stripers
    The Strike King "Spit N King" has been an all around great topwater with stripers and bass in the Tennessee River below the Pickwick Dam. Popping this feathered tail bait attracts any fish that is in the area that is activly feeding on the surface. If you are after stripers and you have already caught a few big ones on the top water baits you might want to switch over to a jerk bait because you can usually hold on to the fish longer with the jerk bait. Right now you can find small stripers busting the surface all day but the bigger stripers will be in deeper water after the first few hours of daylight. Throughout the middle of the day you will need to switch to a deep diving crankbait, crank hard with your drag loose.


    Catfish
    I had been catching fish on worms and cut bait, but the live bait got harder to find. I tried Dyna-Bites in Catalpa Worm flavor and in shad flavor and it worked out well for me. We caught several catfish drifting the Dyna-Bites in 20-25' of water.

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