Author Archives: Colleen Tighe


The main lake and the Harpeth River are in better or as good a shape in relation to water clarity as they have been all year. The main lake is about 78 degrees and the Harpeth River is about 80 degrees. Most of the fish have been similar to last week in 10 to 15 ft. of water and still not chasing shad on the surface like they usually do in the fall. It is supposed to start cooling down tomorrow and for the next week or so and I hope this will get them going. Watch this blog for more details and keep your eyes open if you get on the water it could turn on any time.


I am behind again due to numerous other tasks lately but as of yesterday the shad were not being chased in open water on the surface by the bass. After today I will get back to fishing on a regular basis, which is what I am used to, and pay close attention to when this… Continue Reading


I’m a little behind this week updating this due to client preparation and some other issues. I usually do this on Wednesday but I just got behind this week. I have caught a 5.5 pound largemouth bass, a 20 inch smallmouth bass and a 6 pound 2 ounce largemouth bass and took pictures of them… Continue Reading


I have been working on forcing myself to learn or improve on techniques that I know are effective but are not my key strengths like drop shoting, top water lures and a few other lesser used techniques. My go to techniques usually involve flipping because I have so much success with it and therefore a… Continue Reading


The Harpeth River is starting to clear in some areas and some are still slightly stained. It is all good enough to be fishable, some areas are just better than others. It was about 81 to 82 degrees today in the afternoon.  I did see some small schools of shad but nothing like I have… Continue Reading


After watching much of the Forest Wood Cup this past weekend it somewhat reminds me of my week fishing Cheatham Lake. Some days were productive and some were not. Since I get to fish almost everyday I am constantly striving to try to figure out this puzzle we call fishing. The problem is that this… Continue Reading

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Well folks I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is there has been a very good shad spawn this year in Cheatham Lake which obviously means a good food supply for our fish. The bad news is there is so much of it that it is getting tougher to compete… Continue Reading


We just finished staying for a week on Kentucky Lake on Cypress Springs Creek at The Cabin on Cypress Trail , which is a wonderful place with all the fisherman and nature lover could ask for just a few miles from Paris Landing, including a place just like home with everything furnished but your food… Continue Reading


Well our U.S.A. Bassin circuit has finally ended on Cheatham Lake and the regular Thursday night tournament goes on until mid to late August. It is also a good tournament and only costs $20 per person to enter if anyone is interested you would be welcome. Like most tournaments we had mixed results from winning… Continue Reading


The water is getting close to 59 degrees in the Harpeth River and several of the creeks. The main lake is 56 to 57 degrees but still slightly stained. The Harpeth River is better in relation to clarity and the creeks vary in relation to clarity so you need to look around. I did catch… Continue Reading