Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Boone Lake, Tennessee
07/18/19 Fishing Report for Boone Lake Tennessee: (See Fishing Report Archive
at bottom of page)
Bass are taking top water lures early mornings and near dark. Jigs with trailers under
will also get them. Plastic worms fish on dropoff and ledges work Buzz baits work early
and late as well. Deep diving crankbaits work in deep water. Bluegill and sunfish are
taking top water poppers early and late. Stripers are taking large shallow running
crankbaits. Trout are being caught on our Perfect flies.

Description of the Lake:
Boone Lake is a 4,500 acre impoundment located in north, central part of Tennessee.
It has over 160 miles of shoreline with lots of places one can fish from the bank. There
are several marinas, docks, boat launches and campground. Canoes, kayaks, bass
boats, pontoon boats and john boats are used by anglers on the lake. It has some
very good bass and striper fishing opportunities as well as several other species. The
lake is stocked with brown and rainbow trout.

Species:
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Striped Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass
Bluegill
Redear Sunfish
Black Crappie
White Crappie
Rock Bass
White Bass
Rainbow Trout
Brown Trout

Seasons:
T
he fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Spring is the best time for crappie and bass. Late spring is a good time for bluegill and
sunfish.
Summer:
This is a good time for bluegill and sunfish, as well as all species of bass.
Fall:
Fall it a great time for trout spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass as well as
crappie. Other species can also be caught.
Winter:
Winter months are good for brown and rainbow trout and bass.

Lake Level: Boone Lake

Weather: Johnson City

Recommended Lures and Bait : Perfect Lures
Bass:  Deep diving crank baits, plastic worms, jigs/trailers, buzz baits


Bluegill/Shellcrackers: popping bugs, see below in fly list

Crappie: Slow

Striped and Hybrid Stripers: Large shallow running crankbaits





























Fly Fishing - Recommended Flies For :
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass - Minnows, Crayfish

Hybrid Stripers - Shad

Bluegill/Shellcrackers - Minnows, Nymphs, Terrestrials
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Recommended Fly FishingTackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 3  to 8 weight, depending on species
Leaders:
Leaders for Bass
Leaders for panfish
Best Fly Rods: 3 weight to 8 weight depending on
species:
Journeyman, Maser, Pro, Pemiere
Fly Reels: For 3 to 8 weight fly line-
Journeyman, SR Reel, Redington
Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Fishing Report Archives:
03/30/19 Both brown and rainbow trout are being caught. Smallmouth and
spotted bass fishing is good most days there is current and some wind. Get
ready for some good crappie fishing that will be starting very soon.
07/18/19 Trout are being caught in the scum lines when there is current.
Smallmouth bass fishing is good along the ledges. Fish the 6 to 15 drop offs
with single spin spinnerbaits and jigs with trailors. Bream (Bluegill) are being
caught early and late on popping bugs along the banks.
Recommended Tackle & Gear
Line:
Braided & Mono, 4# test to #25 test, depending
on the species of fish
Spinning Rods:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Casting Rods
Light to heavy Rod, depending on species of fish
Spinning Reels:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Spinning rods:
Light to heavy depending on species of fish
Misc. Items:
Tackle Boxes
Landing Nets
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
Options For Selecting Lures and Bait:
1. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
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