Old Hickory Lake fishing is some of the best in Tennessee. As of 2010 there are two national record catches at the lake, and there has been one state record catch. Here are some recommendations for you.
Old Hickory Lake
Hendersonville, TN 37077
Old Hickory Lake is one of the best fishing spots in Tennessee and it is located a short distance away from your Mt. Juliet Inn. The lake has more than 22,000 surface acres of water for people to enjoy, which is plenty of room for fishermen, boaters, skiers and anybody else who wants to enjoy the lake. If you don't have your own boat you can visit the marina to rent one for the duration of your stay. At Old Hickory Lake. fishing can be done anywhere on the 440-mile shoreline. If you are looking to catch some stripers or even walleye, your best chance is to fish first thing in the morning or early in the evenings by the Old Hickory Lake Dam. At Old Hickory Lake, fishing licenses are required for anyone over the age of 13.
6200 Marrowbone Lake Road
Joelton, TN 37080
This 60-acre lake is not very well known, but is a great place for trout fishing because of how well stocked it is. The lake is located about 45 minutes from your Mt. Juliet Bed and Breakfast and is worth the drive. Fishing boats, as long as they are not gas powered, are allowed in the water, but most people prefer to sit on the banks to cast their line. You will need to pay $5 for a lake pass each day that you fish. For certain fish there are length and number limits that you must abide by, so know before you go.
Brentwood, TN 37027
If you enjoy fly-fishing, the Harpeth River is a great place to go, and it is only about 30 minutes away from Mt. Juliet. Every third Friday from December to March the TWRA dumps a truckload of farm-fed trout into the Harpeth River. One of the most popular places to fish on the river is by the falls, but if you want more elbow room all you need to do is go a bit further downstream. The best place to park is at the gravel canoe launch; do not park at Franklin Country Club. A word of warning: catch and release is highly advised for the Harpeth River, despite how tempting the fish might look.
Winchester, TN 37398
This is one of the best fly-fishing rivers in Tennessee because of how clear the water is, but also because of how open the area is. The river is located about two hours away from Mt. Juliet, right by the Tims Ford Dam. To get down to the banks you will want to park in the paved parking lot next to the overpass and follow the path that leads down to the banks. You can either cast from the rocky shore or you can move onto the rocky fingers by the bridge. Wading in the river is easy because of how shallow it is, but you don't want to set foot in the water while the dam is generating and four hours after generation is complete.