Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Old Hickory Lake

4.9

Sumner County, TN

Place public
Water Fresh
Depth 95 ft.

If you're planning to go fishing at Old Hickory Lake, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Sumner County area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Old Hickory Lake.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Sumner County, Tennessee, United States of America. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Old Hickory Lake.

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Old Hickory Lake Fishing Map

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Fish Species to Catch in the Old Hickory Lake, TN

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Old Hickory Lake to understand the specifics of catching each fish in Tennessee.

There are countless Old Hickory Lake fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Largemouth bass, Striped bass, Channel catfish, Bluegill, Smallmouth bass, Spotted bass, Hybrid striped bass and others, as of May 24, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Largemouth bass

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

5

Min size

No

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Striped bass

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

2

Min size

15"

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Channel catfish

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

<34" (unlim); >34" (1 fish/day)

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Bluegill

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

No

Min size

No

Above are just a few of the species found in Old Hickory Lake. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Old Hickory Lake you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 24 species of fish in Old Hickory Lake.

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Fishing Spots Near the Old Hickory Lake

Must visit the following nearest Old Hickory Lake fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

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Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Old Hickory Lake

  • Largemouth bass fishing at Old Hickory Lake is perfect in early spring. Spinnerbaits, soft plastics and lipless crankbaits work well here.
  • The daily creel limit for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass is 5 fish per day in any combination. The minimum size limit for largemouth bass is 15 inches. The minimum size limit for smallmouth bass is 18 inches.
  • The most productive month for striped bass is May. During winter fish are usually in the lower section of the lake. Large artificial lures are good.
  • The usage of jigs tipped with soft plastics or minnows in April and May is effective for white bass at Old Hickory Lake.
  • Live baits are suitable for catfishing at Old Hickory Lake. Skipjack herring is the best option.
  • Winter months are great for sauger fishing. Fishing from the shores with live baits such as a minnow is quite effective.

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