Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for Nov. 14th

Published Nov 19, 3:38pm

Lake levels have remained stable this week, with current lake levels in the New Johnsonville area holding just under 355 ft, and TVA is predicting the level to remain stable this week.  Flow rates have been moderate, with an average of  45,000 cfs moving through the system.  Water temperatures have been around  57 degrees in the morning, rising to the low 60s by afternoon.

Fishing was good this last week, as winds subsided somewhat from where they have been.  Bass fishermen continue to find fish shallow, and always near shad when feeding. Top water action has picked up early morning and late in the afternoon.  Fishermen should keep an eye out for gulls, feeding on shad, pushed up by feeding fish.  Crappie anglers have continued to find good fishing, with the nice days last week, we had quite a few crappie fishermen heading lake-ward.  Most have been targeting depths on 10-15 ft, but still having to visit many spots to come up with a limit.  Some really good quality fish nearing 2 pounds have been taken lately.  Catfish continue to be found, mainly in the morning hours. Best spots to fish are at the mouths of the creeks in water between 10-25 ft deep.

The muzzle loader hunt has been going on since last Saturday, and Humphreys Co. harvested just under 150 deer as of Friday.  The hunt will conclude Friday November 19th.  The regular gun season will begin on the Saturday before thanksgiving, November 20th.  A couple of seasons will be opening; woodcock opened November 13th, and snipe opened on Sunday November 14th.  Most all the hunting seasons will be opening on November 19th.  Waterfowl  opened  November 13th and 14th. And will be closed until December 4th and continue through January 30th 2022.