1020 E. Wayne Rd Savannah TN 38372
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, White Bass, 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.
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Pickwick Lake Tennessee TN Fishing Report: 18 June 2013
Pickwick Lake Elevation 413.5
Water temp 81
Several different methods are working right now. Top water baits and spinner baits are productive in the morning. Most bass are in 12′-20′ throughout the day and that is the depth I would fish right after the first hour of daylight. Carolina rigging has been working well with plastic Rage Tail worms and lizards. Grubs have been working well in the lake and the river with green and white being the main colors. Live bait accounts for several smallmouth but we were able to catch a few in the 3-5 pound range on Strike King Series 6XD crank baits and small grubs.
Rockfish are active at different times of the day. You can expect to catch several fish with a few of them weighing over 10 pounds but you can also find yourself fishing during slow feeding periods in hot weather with no results for several hours. Like bass fishing you will find the first hour of daylight exciting with Strike Kings walking top water baits and jerk baits. As soon as you see the fish are deep try fishing with Strike Kings Redfish glass minnow or live bait. I have been catching fish with small bluegill until a few days ago and now that method has slowed down and after they stop biting them it is usually time to start trying to catch skipjack minnows. Use a three ounce sinker to reach the bottom faster. Over the last two weeks I have seen several fish over twenty pounds.
Catfish are in deep water channels and are also showing up in shallow water again. Night crawlers are picking up most of the fish we have caught.
Compliments of Clagett Talley www.pickwickareaguide.com 731-607-5266
12 June 2013
Pickwick Lake Elevation 414
Water Temp. 77
Strike King Buzz Baits are accounting for most of the fish caught on top water baits over the past week. Rocky main lake points have been good starting points for bass fishing in the morning hours. After the top water bite is over I have caught fish in the same areas on a crankbait. Fish with Series 3 Strike King crankbaits for the first few hours and then change to a deeper running, bigger crankbait in deeper water. If you like to fish with plastics, green pumpkin and watermelon seed Rail tail crawfish have been productive on a carolina rig in around 12′ of water. We are catching bigger fish in water as deep as 20′. The fish we are catching in deeper water are being caught on a carolina rig and heavy spoons.
White bass have slowed down a bit over the past week but you can still catch several on the Strike King Series 3 crankbaits. I like to use white crankbaits and throw near the bank and reel back in 8-15′. You will catch several bass below the dam using these little cankbaits while fishing along the banks. Most largemouth and spotted bass are closer to the banks than the white bass. These crankbaits have the most action on 8 pound Stren line with a medium action Hammer fusion rod.
Early in the morning I have caught big stripers on Strike King, King Shad. The King Shad runs below the water surface and it is big and jointed to attract the big stripers. After the first few hours of daylight they are deep and you will need to fish with something that dives deep. I have caught several fish deep on a Strike king series 6 trolling downstream from the dam. Live bait has also been productive over the past week fished on the bottom. Strike King makes a heavy spoon that I like to use when drifting down streem from the dam to the first power line crossing.
Catfishing has been awesome over the past week. All of our fish were caught on night crawlers and cut bait (skip jack). We caught them in around 20′ in the still water and in the current. Catfish are biting good all day right now but they do seem to bite better in the mornings and afternoons.
You can access my website atwww.pickwickareaguide.com and you can also go there to access TVAs website and by doing so it will take you straight to Pickwick lake.
For general lake information on Pickwick Lake:
Outdoor Alabama Official Website of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources