Old Hickory Reservoir, Tennessee Fishing

Location and Information: Old Hickory Reservoir is located in Davidson and Sumner Counties, Tennessee. This body of water covers over 20,000 acres of surface area which has a maximum depth around 65 feet. You will find boating, kayaking and fishing here.

There are numerous different species of fish to find on this body of water. So, what type of fish are in this lake? You can find Sunfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Bluegill, Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Walleye, Sauger Striped Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass and Largemouth Bass on these waters.

Top Species and Creel Limits for Old Hickory Reservoir Tennessee

  • Largemouth/Smallmouth/Spotted Bass: 5 per day in combination.
  • Largemouth Bass: 14 inch minimum length limit.
  • Smallmouth Bass: 18 inch minimum length limit.
  • Spotted Bass: no length limit.
  • Crappie (all species): 30 per day in combination, 10 inch minimum length limit.
  • Catfish (all species): No creel limit for fish 34 inches and less in length; only one fish over 34 inches in length may be harvested per day.
  • Striped Bass or Hybrid Striped Bass: 2 per day in combination, 15 inch minimum length limit.
  • White Bass: 15 per day, no length limit.
  • Yellow Bass: no creel or length limit.
  • Walleye: 5 per day, 16 inch minimum length limit.
  • Sauger: 10 per day, 15 inch minimum length limit.
  • Paddlefish: 2 per day; season is open from April 24 through May 31. Culling is prohibited.
  • Rock Bass: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit.

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