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AKA: Normandy Reservoir, Lake Normandy

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Normandy Lake, TN

Popular Fish Species Normandy Lake, TN

Normandy Lake Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass Fishing

Largemouth bass are abundant in Normandy Lake due to excellent fisheries management by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, fertile water, and plenty of cover for both baitfish and bass. Fishing for largemouth bass is good virtually any time they are shallow - in spring, mornings in summer, and during warm Fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap. Around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In deeper water, big worms, jigs and spoons are three good weapons. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure. Smallmouth bass and spotted bass also reside here in good numbers.

Normandy Lake Popular Fish - Spotted Bass

Spotted Bass Fishing

Spotted bass are often found in some of the same areas one would find largemouth bass. Here at Normandy Lake, they are a favorite of many local anglers, as they are plentiful and put up a very strong battle. Fishing for spotted bass can be good anytime you can locate them. Their diet consists mainly of crayfish and insects, but they also eat small baitfish, sunfish and bluegill. Most of the time, spots prefer to stage on steep rocky or gravel banks, and may move up and down the water column throughout the day. When shallow, use topwater or shallow crankbaits around rip rap. When they are deep, use worms and jigs. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure with small worms, jigs and spoons. Smallmouth bass and largemouth bass also reside here in good numbers.

Normandy Lake Popular Fish - Crappie

Crappie Fishing

Both black crappie and white crappie reside in Normandy Lake, and crappie are a very popular species this year. Crappie fishing is on the rise and they can be found in sizeable schools. Live bait and small jigs are the most common method for crappie here. Crappie always like cover and structure, so locate brush and vegetation. Using a fish finder can help locate schools of crappie, which tend to stack vertically around cover. In spring and fall focus on the 8 to 12 foot range. As the crappie move deep in summer and winter, follow points out deep, as well as find ledges near channels in deeper water. White crappie, in smaller numbers, also make this lake their home.

Normandy Lake Fishing Video

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish, rock bass, warmouth and white bass at Normandy Lake in Tennessee.

Bass and crappie are the primary targets at Normandy Lake. This 2,500-acre reservoir, in the south-central portion of the state, is a favorite of area anglers. This 17-mile-long reservoir has limited opportunities for fishing from shore. Fishing boats, kayaks and canoes afford anglers access to areas where no shoreline access exists. In addition to crappie and bass, Normandy Reservoir has notable populations of catfish, white bass, bluegill and other sunfish.

Normandy Lake, located in south-central Tennessee, offers anglers a serene fishing experience, boating opportunities, and a chance to connect with nature. This 2,537-acre reservoir, formed by the Duck River, provides a variety of fish species, making it a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts.

Normandy Lake is known for its excellent bass fishing. Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are the primary targets for anglers, and the lake's structure, including submerged brush piles, points, and rocky areas, provides ideal habitats for these species. Anglers can employ various techniques such as casting with crankbaits, jigs, and soft plastics to entice the bass. The lake's healthy bass population and the potential for trophy-sized catches make it an appealing destination for both recreational and tournament anglers.

In addition to bass, Normandy Lake supports other popular fish species. Crappie fishing is productive, with both black and white crappie offering anglers ample opportunities to fill their stringers. Anglers can find success near submerged brush piles, fallen trees, and other structures where crappie tend to congregate. The lake is also home to catfish, including channel catfish and blue catfish, which can be targeted using various baits and techniques. Other species found in the lake include sunfish and sauger, providing anglers with additional fishing options.

Normandy Lake's combination of excellent fishing, boating opportunities, and camping facilities make it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts in Tennessee. Whether you're targeting bass, crappie, or catfish, enjoying a leisurely boat ride, or camping by the lakeside, Normandy Lake offers a serene and enjoyable environment for all who visit.

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Primary fish species residing in Normandy Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Redear Sunfish Rock Bass Warmouth Sunfish White Bass

Normandy Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NEARBY
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Boating is a favored activity on Normandy Lake, with its calm waters and scenic surroundings. Anglers and boating enthusiasts can launch their boats from public ramps and explore the lake's various coves, channels, and open waters. Boaters can enjoy leisurely cruises, engage in water sports activities, or simply relax while taking in the picturesque views of the lake's shoreline and surrounding hills.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Barton Springs Boat Ramp
Located in Barton Spring Public Use Area, mid lake on the south side of the lake, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Firelake Public Use Area & Boat Ramp
This is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking. It is located in the west part of the lake, north side, off River Forge Road.

Roberts Ridge Boat Launch
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with limited, gravel parking.

TVA Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, at the east end of the dam, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Fishing Guides On Normandy Lake

Nashville Guided Fishing Charters - crappie

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Fishing License

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Camping facilities near Normandy Lake provide visitors with the opportunity to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Campgrounds offer amenities such as campsites, picnic areas, and restroom facilities. Camping near Normandy Lake allows anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the lake and its surrounding woodlands.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Barton Springs Campground - 931 857-3777

Cedar Point Camp Ground - 931 857-3705

Normandy Lake, TN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Normandy Lake
Barton Springs Campground
158 Barton Springs Rd.
Normandy, TN 37360
931 857-3777


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Normandy Lake in Tennessee.

Good bass and crappie fishing in south-central TN.

Fishing at Normandy Lake, in Tennessee.