• 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 72


    BASS
    Big flats on the main lake are holding a lot of fish that are fairly easy to catch on large Red Eyed Shad and Rage Tail Plastics. I have caught bigger fish and acually more fish on the larger size Strike King spinner baits and crankbaits. The live bait we have seen the large mouth chase have been pretty good size minnows so naturally the larger baits are going to natural to the bass. As the weather warms up the bass are moving into deeper water so even if you catch a few fish shallow in the morning move out into deeper water to increase your numbers. Ledges just off of flats are holding good fish, the best way to catch these fish are with a carolina rig with a green or pumpkin Strike King Rage Tail creature bait. You can catch a few large bass on deep water humps and ledges right now using big spinner baits, Carolina rigs and deep diving crank baits. Stike King Series 6 crank baits are working well in the deeper water. Fishing Series 3 crank baits along the main lake bluffs is another productive way to catch a fair amount of bass right now. I have caught several good fish over the last few days fishing a larger crank bait in a situation where you would normally use a smaller one. By cranking a little slower you can use a Series 5 or 6 in 2-15' and catch bigger fish. Late in the afternoon after it gets dark use a black spinner bait, sometimes it helps to have red accents. Black and blue plastics carolina and texas rigs have also worked well at night.
    STRIPE
    You can still catch several white bass. Most of the time you can fish with various colors of small Series 3 crankbaits along the river bank and catch plenty of fish. If you are in a situation where you have two or more people fishing around you try different baits and go with the best one. Another good bait to try is a small white grub or an inline spinner like a rooster tail.


    Rockfish(Stripers)
    If you use a sassy shad you will usually out perform a store bought minnows. You can troll a deep diving crank bait in the late afternoon and catch a few stripers that way as well. Right before dark have big top water bait ready because they are starting to come to the surface. Make sure you use a top water bait that moves a lot of water when it is moving across the turbulent surface. It is common right now to catch a few over ten pounds.

    Catfish
    Catfish are biting good right now. They are biting night crawlers in 15-20'. We are catching a large number on big flats with night crawlers and crickets and turkey liver.


    Crappie
    Crappie are picking up in numbers. We have caught several on small grubs in and around the brushy areas.
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