United States
36° 13' 48" N, 84° 4' 48" W
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F Water Temp: 81-90 F Clarity: Gin Clear
4 fish caught | Lunker: 3lb Smallmouth Bass using a Rapala Crankbait

Got up before dawn for a trip on Norris Lake. Got on the lake around 6:30 and hit the banks. After about 30 minutes I landed a nice smallie on a Rapala DT-6. At the end of a pocket was some flooded grass and I caught a nice largemouth on a 1/2 Oz football jig. Then I throw the same DT-6 and through the grass and caught two little spots. Once it got around 9:30 the bite was off and it was too hot to fish. But overall a pretty good day

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Smallmouth BassCrankbaitRapala318
2Largemouth BassFootball Head Jig315
3Spotted BassCrankbaitRapala112
4Spotted BassCrankbaitRapala111
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Weather: Cloudy Air Temperature: 41-50 F Water Temp: 61-70 F Clarity: Clear 1 fish caught
Fishing on Norris is slow due to cold fronts and water being released. Caught a couple small fish on strike king square bill crankbait.. Caught fish off points around 10 feet of water.. top water and spinner baits are slow.
CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Smallmouth BassCrankbait
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F Water Temp: 71-80 F Clarity: Muddy

Trip did not amount to anything. Bass were chasing shad but could not catch any. Tried tubes, jigs, cranks, spinnerbaits, shakey heads, poppers, and beavers. The water temp was 79.8 degrees and muddy. All the wind caused clay to mix into the water along rocks.