Crappie Fishing in Nashville, TN
Percy Priest Lake Crappie Fishing
We fish for Crappie on Percy Priest lake year-round. It is a phenomenal fishery for Crappie. I think our crappie guides are some of the best in the country. They are tournament winners who know the best techniques to put crappie in your cooler for the time of year you are fishing. They have over 5000 GPS marked spots from one end of the lake to the other – deep spots, shallow spots, spots on flats and drops. You can’t find harder working guides anywhere. Bring a cooler with ice to take your catch home. Crappie like to lean on any object and this fits perfectly with Percy Priest. Its natural rocky banks and brushy bottoms are Crappie heaven. Crappie orient themselves to water temperatures differently than most fish. They may be located on brush in 20’ of water one day and 2’ of water the next. Their depths may vary this way year around. I have been on the lake in January and found them in 2’ of water. In the March 2013 edition of Tennessee Sportsman, TWRA Biologist Todd St. John said, “J. Percy Priest is definitely our best crappie lake in the region.” TWRA, our local wildlife agency, has done a super job managing the Crappie on Priest. Last year was the best year for Crappie that anyone can remember. With a minimum size limit for keepers being 10”, it gives the smaller Crappie time to grow. Most trips, we will catch good numbers of crappie with up to 50% of them being keepers. It is not uncommon to catch a limit of Crappie. At times people take home more crappie than they can clean. Please only take what you need & release the rest. This will help keep this the best crappie lake in the region.
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YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AN EXPERT CASTER TO CATCH THESE FISH. YOU CATCHING FISH & HAVING A WONDERFUL DAY IS OUR MAIN GOAL.
Crappie Fishing is fun for all, young and seniors alike. For most of us, our earliest memories were watching a float and the excitement of seeing it go down. Well, it is the same for me today. I enjoy hearing the kids yell, “It’s Gone” today as much as I did when I yelled it as a kid myself many years ago. You know, I enjoy hearing the adults yell it just as much too. As with most people, I prefer Crappie on my dinner plate. I can’t think of any fish that makes as good of table fair as Crappie. Grab a kid or get a few of your buddies to share a fun trip Crappie Fishing.