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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in TN.

Boone Lake, Center Hill Lake, Cherokee Lake, Chickamauga Lake, Dale Hollow Reservoir, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Norris Lake, Old Hickory Lake, Percy Priest Lake, Pickwick Lake, Reelfoot Lake and Watauga Lake are the most popular places for fishing in Tennessee, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.

  • Boone Lake, TN
  • Center Hill Lake, TN
  • Calderwood Reservoir, TN
  • Cheatham Lake, TN
  • Cherokee Lake, TN
  • Chickamauga Lake, TN
  • Chilhowee Lake, TN
  • Cordell Hull Lake, TN
  • Dale Hollow Reservoir, TN
  • Douglas Lake, TN
  • Fort Loudoun Lake, TN
  • Fort Patrick Henry Lake, TN
  • Great Falls Lake, TN
  • John Sevier Reservoir, TN
  • Kentucky Lake, TN
  • Lake Barkley, TN
  • Melton Hill Lake, TN
  • Nickajack Lake, TN
  • Normandy Lake, TN
  • Norris Lake, TN
  • Ocoee Lake, TN
  • Old Hickory Lake, TN
  • Parksville Reservoir, TN
  • Percy Priest Lake, TN
  • Pickwick Lake, TN
  • Reelfoot Lake, TN
  • South Holston Lake, TN
  • Tellico Reservoir, TN
  • Tims Ford Lake, TN
  • Watauga Lake, TN
  • Watts Bar Lake, TN
  • Woods Reservoir, TN
Bass

Center Hill Lake, Cheatham Lake, Cherokee Lake, Chickamauga Lake, Dale Hollow Reservoir, Douglas Lake, J Percy Priest Lake, John Sevier Reservoir, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Melton Hill Lake, Nickajack Lake, Norris Lake, Old Hickory Lake, Percy Priest Lake, Pickwick Lake, Reelfoot Lake, South Holston Lake, Tellico Reservoir and Watauga Lake are considered the best options for largemouth, smallmouth, redeye and spotted bass. More...

Catfish

Boone Lake, Center Hill Lake, Chickamauga Lake, Dale Hollow Reservoir, John Sevier Reservoir, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Nickajack Lake, Old Hickory Lake, Percy Priest Lake, Pickwick Lake, Reelfoot Lake, Tellico Reservoir and Watts Bar Lake are favorite options for channel, blue and flathead catfish. More...

Crappie

Boone Lake, Center Hill Lake, Cheatham Lake, Chickamauga Lake, Cordell Hull Lake, Dale Hollow Reservoir, Douglas Lake, J Percy Priest Lake, John Sevier Reservoir, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Melton Hill Lake, Nickajack Lake, Norris Lake, Ocoee Lake, Old Hickory Lake, Percy Priest Lake, Pickwick Lake, Reelfoot Lake, South Holston Lake, Tellico Reservoir, Watauga Lake, Watts Bar Lake and Woods Reservoir are the most popular for black and white crappie. More...

Sunfish & Panfish

Center Hill Lake, Chickamauga Lake, Chilhowee Lake, Cordell Hull Lake, Dale Hollow Reservoir, Great Falls Lake, J Percy Priest Lake, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Melton Hill Lake, Norris Lake, Old Hickory Lake, Percy Priest Lake, Pickwick Lake, Reelfoot Lake, South Holston Lake, Tellico Reservoir, Tims Ford Lake, Watauga Lake, Watts Bar Lake are popular spots to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...

Walleye

Center Hill Lake, Cheatham Lake, Chickamauga Lake, Chilhowee Lake, Dale Hollow Reservoir, Douglas Lake, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Melton Hill Lake, Nickajack Lake, Normandy Lake, Norris Lake, Old Hickory Lake, Percy Priest Lake, Pickwick Lake, South Holston Lake, Tellico Reservoir, Tims Ford Lake, Watauga Lake, Watts Bar Lake and Woods Reservoir are considered the top locations for walleye fishing. More...

Trout

Boone Lake, Calderwood Reservoir, Center Hill Lake, Chilhowee Lake, Cordell Hull Lake, Dale Hollow Reservoir, Ocoee Lake, Parksville Reservoir, Tellico Reservoir and Watauga Lake are the favorite options for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown and lake trout. More...

Striped Bass

Center Hill Lake, Cherokee Lake, Chickamauga Lake, Cordell Hull Lake, Dale Hollow Reservoir, J Percy Priest Lake, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Nickajack Lake, Norris Lake, Old Hickory Lake, Pickwick Lake and Tellico Reservoir are good options for striped bass and hybrid striped bass. More...

Visit the Tennessee fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and destinations in the state. Visit the Tennessee map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in TN at many of the most popular destinations in the state.

 

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