The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and
lake trout. Brown trout are considered the most difficult to catch
and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival
of the trouts and the brook trout is the most sensitive to temperature.
The others are comfortable in slightly warmer waters.
Trout Fishing Lakes In Tennessee
Dale Hollow Lake and Watauga Lake are the two major lakes in Tennessee
with quality schools of trout. Other smaller lakes, rivers and
ponds are stocked with trout or have small sustained populations
of trout. Visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources website for information
stockings in Tennessee.
Hiwassee River turned out the Tennessee state record brook trout
and the TN state record brown trout was pulled out of the. The
Obey River was home to the state record cutthroat trout and the
state record lake trout came out of Watauga Reservoir. The
Tennessee state record rainbow trout was taken from Boone Reservoir.
Organizations & Resources
The states list to the left can direct you to information about
trout fishing in other states.
All About Fishing for Trout in Tennessee.