Fishing At Old Hickory Lake
AKA: Old Hickory Reservoir
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish, rock bass, warmouth, white bass, yellow bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, paddlefish and sauger at Old Hickory Lake in Tennessee.
Situated in the northeast outskirts of Nashville, Old Hickory Lake is a 23,000-acre reservoir in the north-central part of the state. Over 440 miles of shoreline provides ample opportunity for anglers to drop a line. Much of the lake is surrounded by residential homes. However, there are parks and other areas allowing places for fishing from the bank. Fishing boats, kayaks and canoes allow anglers to cover more water and improve the odds of locating schools of fish. The lake has a wide array of fish species swimming in its waters. Bass, crappie, catfish, walleye, striped bass, sunfish and other species reside here, and for the most part are here in bragging size and quantity. As a general rule, fish shallow in spring and fall. During summer and winter the fish may be more inclined to hang around deeper creek channels, submerged humps, points and ledges.
Primary fish species residing in Old Hickory Lake
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Old Hickory Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Click here for a Tennessee Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Cedar Creek Campground - 615 754-4947
Cages Bend Campground - 615 824-4989
Boxwell Reservation Campground - 615 383-9724
Old Hickory Lake, TN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Old Hickory Lake
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