Old Hickory Lake fishing report Nashville, Tennessee

Nice cloudy day out on Old Hickory Lake
Nice cloudy day out on Old Hickory Lake....  perfect for fishing!
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.
This 1/4 oz spinnerbait has been a consistent fish catcher ,I like to add a 2" grub for extra attraction
This 1/4 oz spinnerbait has been a consistent fish catcher, I like to add a 2" grub for extra attraction                                                                                                                                                                                                        A spinnerbait is a great tool to quickly search an area for active fish, after locating fish with it I'll go back through the same area till the bite slows and then I'll switch rods to a lure I've used for decades : a simple 2" grub with a 1/32 - 1/16 oz plain unpainted jighead. :                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Over the last 30 years or so this simple lure has put thousands of fish in my boat. this particular one is a 2" Kalin in Tennessee shad color. Besides a panfish killer I have caught bass up to 6lbs on it1
Over the last 30 years or so this simple lure has put thousands of fish in my boat. this particular one is a 2" Kalin in Tennessee shad color. Besides a panfish killer I have caught bass up to 6lbs on it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           I'll usually work this deeper out to the first drop-off along the same stretch of water the spinner proved is holding fish.            
Active Gills smack this bait hard!
Active Gills smack this bait hard!
Crappie cant resist smacking this bait. i love it when they are shallow and with polarized sunglasses you can see em hit1
Crappie cant resist smacking this bait. I love it when they are shallow and with polarized sunglasses you can see em hit it!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Happy fishin'                                                                                                                                                                                                       John
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Author: John and debbie meyers

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