Hendersonville tn April 13, 2016 Fished from 2 pm thru 6 pm , water temp 61 degree's calm wind (practically no wind) and overcast skies. Ended up catching 12 fish, nothing spectacular and I would say the bite was slow. Spent some time on the main lake off bayshore drive and caught 'em along the chunk rock banks.... 5 bass, 5 gill's ,1 crappie, 1 catfish mostly caught on a 1/4 oz spinnerbait.
Hendersonville is known as the "city by the lake" because a good bit of Old Hickory lake borders it. There is no less than 9 launch areas that I frequent and they are all free to launch your boat! There is good fishing to be found at all of them, also there is plenty of opportunity for shore fishing as most of the boat ramps are in nice parks that the city of Hendersonville maintains.
Hendersonville, Wednesday April 6th Fished from 9:30am - 12:30pm , Water temp. was 58 degrees and the winds were a whippin' 20 mph with gusts up to 45mph! Definitely not a day for a novice to be out there. I stayed in the cove where I launched and fished spots that have produced well in the past and was not disappointed. I had with me 4 rods that were rigged and ready to go, and I started first with a small 1/4 oz spinner bait and immediately started catching bass up shallow in the grass/weeds. I had a milk run of 4 or 5 keys spots that I was working so with the spinner bait I could move pretty fast and then I switched to rod #2 which had a crawdad crankbait and I worked over a rock point thoroughly and BAM - 5 quality bass in about 20 minutes. Here's one of them : I was marking some nice large schools of fish in the 8 - 12 foot range so I switched to rod #3 which had on a 1/8 jig with a 3" grub and ended up catching 5 crappie topping out about 13". By now the wind was wearing me out and I finished up by moving out of the wind and using #4 rod rigged with a small jig and used small minnows - had a few takers but missed them 🙂 ... But that was fine because I was more than ready to load up and head home for some lunch. Hopefully next time the wind will be down so I can get around to more of my proven springtime spots and report more of what is going on in those area's. Thanks for reading and Good Luck on YOUR fishing! John