AdministratorOctober 1, 2013 at 8:14 pm
Most of the fishing that I do on Old Hickory Lake is between Bledsole Creek, down to Shutes Branch. Recently, the majority of my fishing is done on Priest, but I do get over to Old Hickory here and there. I will help out every way I can, but sometimes I do not have updated reports.
I do know the water is temperature is in the low 70’s and the shallow bite is turning on! Several of the coves north of Flipper are holding a lot of bait and bass are being caught on square bill crankbaits and rattle traps(shad color pattern). Also, jigs flipping to main lake wood and wood laydowns in the creeks are producing.
As for down lake, Shutes Branch is one of my favorite areas to fish. This time of year I move in off the points and channels and really target areas of the banks that the wind is blowing into….usually this is where you find the bait. Bait is the key to fall fishing.
I agree, you could spend all day in Drakes Creek….tons shallow coves, pockets, and structure for bass to move up into.