Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Fishing Center Hill Lake, Tennessee

03/25/19 Fishing Report for Center Hill Lake: (See Fishing Report Archive at
bottom of page)
Crappie are being caught on the flats near spawning areas in 6 to 10 foot depths.
Walleye fishing has been very good. Bass, largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass
are being caught on jerk baits, swim baits and swimming jigs with long trailers near
the banks and boat houses.

Description of the Lake:
Center Hill is an 18,000 acre lake with over 400 miles of shoreline located in central
Tennessee. There are many boat ramps, fishing docks, fish-cleaning stations for the
public. There are many campgrounds, some with RV hookups are available around
the beautiful lake. The lake consist of ledges, channels, islands, points and other
ideal fish holding areas. Anglers fish from shore, piers, docks, and use canoes,
kayaks, john boats, bass boats and pontoon boats. The featured species are
crappie, bass, and walleye but there are others.

Species:
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Walleye
White Bass
Striped Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass
Bluegill
Longear Sunfish
Black Crappie
White Crappie
Muskie

Seasons:
T
he fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Spring is a good time bluegill and sunfish, largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass,
white bass, striped bass, muskie, and hybrid striped bass and crappie
Summer:
This is a good time for bluegill and sunfish as well as largemouth, spotted bass,
smallmouth bass, hybrid striped bass and striped bass.
Fall:
Fall it a great time for spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass and crappie.
Winter:
Winter months are good for muskie, walleye, largemouth, smallmouth and spotted
bass.

Lake Level: Center Hill Lake

Weather: Smithville, Tennessee

Recommended Lures and Bait For :
Bass

Striped Bass

Bluegill/Sheelcrackers:

Crappie:


























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:
01/18/19 Bass fishing is great this time of the season. They are generally found
in the deeper water of channels and creeks as well as both submerged and
above water river ledges. Use deep diving crankbaits and jigs.
02/23/19 There has been a lot of rain and the lake has been stained most of
the month. That helps you on catching the bass. Dropping spinner baits on the
ledges and jigs with trailers are working good as well as our deep diving
crankbaits.
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.