Fishing for Musky, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Sauger, Saugeye, Longnose Gar, Spotted Gar, Bowfin, Paddlefish in Tennessee.
Tennessee offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find
information about species of fish found in Tennessee which may not
be featured in the main section of AA-Fishing.com.
Musky - Muskellunge
World Record: 69.9 lbs
IFGA Record: 55.1 lbs
World Record: 9.4 lbs.
A freshwater fish in the pike family easily identified by the "chain-like
marking along its sides. It can be found in the northwest, northeast
and southeast sections of the USA. Its primary food source is smaller
fish and is known to lie in wait to ambush its prey. While it can be
eaten it is not considered one of the better sport fishes for table fare.
The chain peickere can be caught on fish-imitation lures and live or
cut bait. Watch the sharp teeth when handling. Prefers water temperatures
from 62 to 70 degrees. Also known as pickerel, eastern pickerel, pike,
grass pike, jackfish, jack and others.
World Record: 17.7 lbs.
A cross between sauger and walleye.
USA Record: 15.6 lbs.
World Record: 25 lbs
World Record: 21.5 lbs.
World Record: Over 600 lbs.
If you didn't know what they were, you might think you caught a shark
if you were to land a paddlefish. They have a powerful, sleek body and
a tall, rear dorsal fin.
Prefers water temperatures from 50 to 70 degrees. Also known as spoonbill,
spoonies, spadefish and shovelnose. They are filter-feeders so catching
them with conventional tackle is out of the question. Most are taken
with bow and arrow, spears or by snag-fishing with large treble hooks.
TN Other Fishing - All About Fishing for Musky, Northern
Pike, Chain Pickerel, Sauger, Saugeye, Longnose Gar, Spotted Gar, Bowfin,
Paddlefish and other fish in Tennessee.