Old Hickory Lake is a reservoir in north central Tennessee. It is formed by the Old Hickory Lock and Dam, located on the Cumberland River at mile 216.2 in Sumner and Davidson Counties, approximately 25 miles (40 km) upstream from Nashville. The city of Hendersonville is situated on the northern shoreline of the lake, and Old Hickory, a portion of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County, is located on the southern side of the lake, just upstream of the lock and dam.
Bass are biting very well right now on Strike King Rage Tail Craws Primarily watermelon green and pumpkinseed, fished Carolina rig moved slowly in 5-10ft. of water and around light cover: branches, fallen trees, drop offs near flats but have noticed them bass moving inward slowly for spawning so do try a popper and buzzbait in the next couple weeks.
Crappie are being caught near the banks on minnows and jigs, so look for brush. Largemouth bass are also moving closer to the banks and the bite has picked up on jerk, spinner and crank baits.
Crappie are being caught in 5-8 feet of water on minnows. Try the main lake points and the big creeks. Largemouth bass bite is hit-or-miss. Some are being caught on jerk baits. Fishing near the Gallatin Steam Plant is decent.
from The Tennessean
Largemouth bass are being caught in about 10 feet of water on jerk and spinner baits. Shad kill is hurting the bite. Smallmouth bass bite is very good below the dam. White bass (striper) are being caught at the Gallatin Steam Plant.
Largemouth and smallmouth bass along with crappie are being caught near the Gallatin Steam Plant. Water remains muddy across the lake. Some smallmouth are also being caught on crank baits near the river channel.
Stripers are being caught below the dam early and late in the day. Largemouth bass are striking soft plastics, Carolina rigs and crank baits. Try the ledges and creek channels. Crappie bite is picking up on minnows and small jigs.
Largemouth bass are being caught in deeper water. Fishing near the Gallatin Steam Plant has picked up again. Crappie bite is very good across the lake.
Crappie bite is good across the lake and in the creeks on minnows and jigs. Largemouth bass are being caught at the Gallatin Steam Plant on top water baits. Catfish are being caught below the dam.
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