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Alan 54 12-14-2020 06:30 PM

launching below Old Hickory
 
Where would be the best and safest place to launch to fish below Old Hickory Dam? Never fished there and I would like to try for some sauger. Thanks in Advance

Buccaneer 12-14-2020 09:36 PM

Lock down. Launch and park at Rockland.

Alan 54 12-14-2020 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Buccaneer (Post 88258)
Lock down. Launch and park at Rockland.

Thanks for the info. I have locked thru small dams but never a big river dam. Should be fun !!! Do you know what kind of water depths I can expect below the dam? Asking to get an idea how heavy of jigs I need to bring. THX Again

SAMBOLIE 12-15-2020 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Alan 54 (Post 88259)
Thanks for the info. I have locked thru small dams but never a big river dam. Should be fun !!! Do you know what kind of water depths I can expect below the dam? Asking to get an idea how heavy of jigs I need to bring. THX Again

Shouldn't the weight be determined by the amount of water being released?

Alan 54 12-15-2020 09:52 PM

[QUOTE=SAMBOLIE;88260]Shouldn't the weight be determined by the amount of water being released?[/QUO

Yes and depth. Deeper and faster the heavier I'll fish anywhere from 1/8 to 1-1/4 jigs

Alan 54 12-16-2020 06:46 PM

Well no fishing this year unless I go by myself. 14 day quarantine.

lupanfreitag 12-18-2020 04:55 PM

Launching
 
I launch at the lock side ramp. I have never had an issue.
Depending upon the water level it has challenges but good. No dock. Just a ramp and sand back.

Again, never had an issue but it is a long ramp. At midnight in the fog she is challenging.

Be well and keep those drags screaming.

FishAddict 12-18-2020 06:03 PM

It's long and narrow, but doable. Shoot a report if you go.

Halli 12-19-2020 07:20 AM

You can lock or just use the ramp in Old Hickory below the dam. When water is low it has 8" gaps in the concrete so be in a large wheeled vehicle.

Also push the boat out as far as rope will allow because if water is dropping you will return to boat on dry land somedays.

The other options are Peeler park at Neely's Bend in Madison or Heartland Ramp on the Stones in Donelson. Both are a few miles from the dam.

Some info:
∑ Left Bank Recreation Area (1250 Cinder Rd., Old Hickory, TN 37138)

∑ E.N. Peeler Park (2043 Neeley's Bend Rd., Madison, TN 37115)

∑ Stones River Access (3135 Heartland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214)

∑ Lock 2 Park (2650 Lock 2 Rd., Nashville, TN 37214)

skillet 12-21-2020 11:07 PM

I like stones river access myself. The current isnít so bad there and itís usually not a busy ramp


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Alan 54 12-22-2020 08:46 PM

Thanks Everyone, I'll give you a report if I can get time to fish. In quarantine now. 7 more days and I hope I don't have the covid.

skillet 12-27-2020 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Alan 54 (Post 88287)
Thanks Everyone, I'll give you a report if I can get time to fish. In quarantine now. 7 more days and I hope I don't have the covid.


If you donít have symptoms by now youíre probably in the clear. I had it a few weeks ago and it was like the flu. Well, drs said I was covid positive 🤷🏻*♂️


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Alan 54 12-30-2020 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by skillet (Post 88288)
If you donít have symptoms by now youíre probably in the clear. I had it a few weeks ago and it was like the flu. Well, drs said I was covid positive 🤷🏻*♂️

I took the covid test and it was negative. Finished the quarantine period. I am feeling good and hope to get out soon. I am getting caught up on a few chores here and then to load the boat. Still haven't decided where to launch from. Are there any restricted areas below the Old Hickory Dam? I saw a post on FB about paddlefish. I think they were fishing from shore. It was said they couldn't fish within 100 yards of the dam. Is that true fishing from a boat?
Looks like a lot of rain headed this direction.
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Alan 54 12-31-2020 12:03 AM

[QUOTE=skillet;88284]I like stones river access myself. The current isnít so bad there and itís usually not a busy ramp


How for is it to the dam from this ramp?

SAMBOLIE 12-31-2020 08:45 AM

[QUOTE=Alan 54;88292]
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Originally Posted by skillet (Post 88284)
I like stones river access myself. The current isnít so bad there and itís usually not a busy ramp


How for is it to the dam from this ramp?

Approximately 10 miles.
Stones is at mm206 and dam is at mm 216.


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