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Clagett Talley
1020 E. Wayne Rd Savannah TN 38372
731-607-5266
Websitepickwickareaguide.com
email: pickwickareaguide@yahoo.com

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:    11 Jan 2018

Pickwick Lake Elevation 410

Water Temp. 50

BASS 

I’ve caught several bass lately slowly cranking a Strike King Series 3 crank bait. The best Strike King Series 3 colors have been natural colors with bright accents. Small grubs also work well right now.  I have also been Carolina rigging along the banks and that has been pretty productive as well.  Not every trip boats a big smallmouth but now is the time to try to catch a trophy smallmouth bass,  a good day will produce one or more over four pounds.

 

White bass

White bass continue to bite.  I have caught  them mostly on grubs and small crank baits while bass fishing. Some banks will just have more white bass than large mouths and small mouths, these banks tend to be gravel banks and sandy banks.

Stripers

Stripers remain tough. I do not expect to catch a large number of stripers right now but they will start biting real soon.  I do not start striper fishing until mid to late March.

Sauger

Sauger have been really slow the last few weeks.  I starting catching them on bass fishing baits in late October and I still catch several on crank baits and spoons while bass fishing.  Right now sauger jigs are accounting for most the sauger being caught.  Dark jigs seem to be working best, such as dark brown, dark red and orange.  A lot of people are tipping the jigs with minnows but I have yet to use live baits at this point, I prefer plastic minnows.  35’ has been a good depth but do not let that move you out of a deeper area if you are catching fish there, I often check deeper depths and more shallow depths to check to see if they are more productive.

 

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12 Dec 2017

BASS 

I’ve caught several bass wishing with Strike King Series 5 crankbaits on the new Lews Cranking Rod.  When fishing these crank baits make sure you used a medium rod that allows the the crank bait to work. I’ve had pretty good luck on main lake rocky points and structure around the Pickwick Dam. If you can stand the swift current below the Dam you should be able to pick up a few bass on live bait.  Just drift split shots with live minnows along rocky banks and you will pick up a few bass and some real nice smallmouth.  The smallmouth are hard to count on day to day but you can still catch a few big ones if you stick with it.

Stripers 

Every once in a while we will come across a striper or two around the dam this time of year. Trolling big Strike King Series 6 or 10XD crank baits or drifting live bait.

Catfish

Catfish are still biting good in some areas, I like to use nightcrawlers and red worms. We even catch a few while sauger fishing with minnows. We have been catching a few in the 15-20′ range and some have come out of deeper water.

Sauger

Sauger fishing is still in its beginning stages and will get better and better until next spring and sometimes it acually improves during the spring. Right now you will have good and bad days and there will be no excuse for the bad day because you can do the exact same thing you did the day before and it just will not work. On some drifts you will catch two or three and go back and not catch any, but this usually stabilizes throughout the winter to where you can count on them a little better. And something to keep in mind is although you hear that sauger fishing is better when the weather is as miserable I find that not to be true. I often go on pretty days in the middle of really cold days and if the fish were biting on the bad day before, they also bit on the pretty day as well.

 

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For general lake information on Pickwick Lake:
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