Tennessee Fishing Report
Get fishing reports for waters in TN.
If you’re planning a fishing trip to Tennessee, you have some excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including Boone Lake, Center Hill Lake, Cherokee Lake, Chickamauga Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, Douglas Lake, Hull Lake, J Percy Priest Lake, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Nickajack Lake, Norris Lake, Old Hickory Lake, Reelfoot Lake, South Holston Lake, Tellico Lake, Tims Ford Lake, Watauga Lake, Watts Bar Lake and others. Many of the lakes in Tennessee have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby.
Tennessee is well known for excellent Bass, Crappie and Walleye fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of Trout, Catfish, Stripers, Musky, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Sauger, Saugeye, Longnose Gar, Spotted Gar, Bowfin, Paddlefish and sunfish including Flier Sunfish, Green Sunfish, Longear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Rock Bass, Spotted Sunfish, Warmouth, White Bass, Yellow Bass, Yellow Perch which are plentiful in some waters.
The latest fishing reports, news and updates for Tennessee anglers.
Lake Fishing Reports - Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)
TWRA's east Tennessee fishing reports from Boone, Cherokee, Douglas, South Holston, Norris, Melton Hill, Watauga, Fort Loudoun, and Tellico Lakes.
The above reports are offered by third-party websites.
When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.
Tennessee fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.
Often archived Tennessee fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.
If you are considering a visit to Tennessee for a fishing trip and are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in Tennessee include Clarksville, Nashville, Johnson City, Knoxville, Jackson, Memphis, Chattanooga, Maryville, Murfreesboro, Oak Ridge and others scattered across TN, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may want to hire a local guide. Click here for a list of Tennessee fishing guides.
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