Norris Lake Fishing Report near Norris, Tennessee

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transition zones

on March 23rd

Bass and walleye are holding to shore where there are a transition from clay to gravel or rocks to gravel. Crankbaits that hug the bottom got the most hits.

Location Details
Species Caught: Largemouth Bass
Length: 11in.
Gear Used
Crank BaitsCasting Rods


on February 28th

Bass are shallow and close to the shore, especially in stained sections. Crankbaits, spinners, and pig’n jigs in stained and muddy water. Tube Jigs and Carolina-rigged plastic worms or lizards, jerkbaits, medium-running crankbaits in stained channel sections.


on December 21st

Bass are being caught on tube Jigs and Carolina-rigged plastic worms or lizards, and jerkbaits are good, followed by crankbaits in stained channel sections and dropshot rigs. Jerkbaits on the surface and drop shot rigs with Gulp-type minnows have caught largemouth both shallow and to 15-feet deep, but catches have improved in shallower water. Shallow running crawfish colored or blue chrome (on sunny days) crankbaits, small buzzbaits, topwater plugs, Gitzits, rubber or hair skirted jigs with trailers. Surface to 5-feet in the morning; 15 to 25-feet at mid-day.

Good luck fishing Norris Lake

on June 1st

Unlike most area lakes you will find everything from lake trout to catfish to musky and Norris Lake has world class fishing for almost every species in it. The best fishing spots change from year to year so try to stop in a bait shop and ask what going on in the lake. Weed lines, shallow coves with weed, fallen trees, and feeder creeks, drop offs, near bait schools, bars, and rocks/gravel are all good spots to start most of the time. A few of the best baits are crank baits, spinners, live/dead bait, jigs, and soft plastics. Good luck fishing!

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