Category Archives: Tim’s Blog


The main lake as of yesterday was flowing so strong I had to put my 112 pound trolling motor on 70% just to hold my boat still facing into the current. Normally I use 20% and I am slightly moving forward. It is also stained somewhat but not too stained to keep you from catching fish. The techniques that worked best for me were flipping black and blue or dark colored flipping baits such as jigs or Brushhogs around cover. Being around cover minimizes their need to fight the current and they feel more secure. I also had some success on squarebill crankbaits bumping wood as well as some success on spinnerbaits. Sight baits such as deep diving crankbaits and swimbaits did not produce well. The water level is close to normal but the current is unusually strong. There must be a significant amount of water being released from Old Hickory Lake due to some of the heavy rains. The water temperature is about 72 degrees. Like any other day you fish Cheatham Lake you must fish the moment because all of this could change in just a few days. The Harpeth River is somewhat stained, just slightly more than the main lake, but that could change also if more rain water is coming in from about. Currently my most productive time has been spent in the main lake.


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… Continue Reading


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