Fishing in Hendersonville on Old Hickory Lake , Just outside of Nashville,Tn

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I always gotta chuckle to myself when I see this sign at the ramps. I wonder how many people have driven right into the water? 🙂
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.
Sanders ferry park is a huge beautiful park with a nice boat ramp and plenty of access for shore fisherman... this nice point is easily acessable with just a short walk from where you park your car.
Sanders ferry park is a huge beautiful park with a nice boat ramp and plenty of access for shore fisherman... this nice point is easily accessible with just a short walk from where you park your car.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Another good shore fishing spot is in the Walton ferry park where there is again plenty of access to the lake and some real big fish have been caught from the shore in the spring!
Looking out from one of my favorite shore fishing spots it's funny to see a heron on a chunk of submerged wood. Seeing Blue Heron is always a good sign that you are in an area where baifish are present
Looking out from one of my favorite shore fishing spots it's funny to see a heron on a chunk of submerged wood. Seeing Blue Heron is always a good sign that you are in an area where baitfish are  present                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     If you have a boat you can really increase your fishing success by being able to "hunt"  'em down. Everybody has their favorite parts of Old Hickory, but don't worry, if you are new to the lake you can pick one area at a time and get to know it and you will catch fish!     Spring time is a great time to be on the water as fish move to the shallows to do their annual spawning. Depending on the weather March thru June is 'Prime' time. As summer and hotter weather approaches most fish move to off-shore structure and deeper water. With fishing ,along with other things in life, being at the right place at the right time really pays off and I have had some of my best catches when I can get my lazy tail up real early and be on the water before sun-up!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I'll be going into more detail on the fishing available and also some key features to look for at each part of the lake when i feature each access area individually, But if your new to the area ,  keep it simple , grab some live bait and your favorite rod and reel and get out there and catch some fish!         John                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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Author: John and debbie meyers

This blog is about Hendersonville,Tn which i have been discovering over many years.