United States
36° 13' 48" N, 84° 4' 48" W
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F Water Temp: 51-60 F Clarity: Clear

Striper Cartel guide Greg R. reports good Striped Bass fishing on Norris Lake. Big fish are starting to hit pretty good. This last cold front slowed things down a little. With the warmer weather moving back in the bite should pick up everyday. It's prime time and the north end of the lake is where the actions at. There has been a decent topwater bite in the morning.

Striper Cartel - Norris Lake



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