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All about fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, muskie, northern pike, paddlefish, sauger, saugeye and spotted gar in Tennessee.

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in Tennessee waters.

Fishing for muskie in Tennessee

Larger lakes across the state, offering musky fishing include Center Hill Lake, Chickamauga Lake, Dale Hollow Reservoir, Douglas Lake, Great Falls Lake, Melton Hill Lake, Norris Lake and Watts Bar Lake.

Miscellaneous species

Northern pike

Larger lakes with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include 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 and Watts Bar Lake.

Other Available Species

Bowfin

Bowfin

World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 15 lbs 7 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

State Record: 7 lbs 7 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

State Record: 38 lbs 3 oz

Muskie

Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

State Record: 43 lbs 14 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

State Record: 24 lbs 8 oz

Paddlefish

Paddlefish

World record: 144 lbs

State Record: 95 lbs 0 oz

Sauger

Sauger

World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

State Record: 7 lbs 6 oz

Saugeye

Saugeye

World record: 15 lbs 6 oz

State Record: 10 lbs 12 oz

Spotted Gar

Spotted gar

World record: 9 lbs 12 oz

State Record: 10 lbs 10 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

 

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Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species

Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in Tennessee, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.