Tennessee Muskellunge & Other Fishing
Guide to fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, muskie, northern pike, paddlefish and spotted gar in TN.
This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species of fish. The purpose of this page is to share basic information about other species in the state. For info on local sauger and saugeye fishing, visit the TN walleye page.
Other Available Species
World record: 21 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 15 lbs 7 oz
World record: 9 lbs 6 oz
State Record: 7 lbs 7 oz
World record: 50 lbs 5 oz
State Record: 38 lbs 3 oz
World record: 69 lbs 9 oz
State Record: 43 lbs 14 oz
World record: 55 lbs 1 oz
State Record: 24 lbs 8 oz
World record: 144 lbs
State Record: 95 lbs 0 oz
World record: 9 lbs 12 oz
State Record: 10 lbs 10 oz
Click the images and links above for species details.
Check out the Northern Pike Fishing page to get tips, tactics and methods for catching more pike. Also visit the top producing northern pike lures page to assist in selecting the best baits. The Muskie Fishing page offers methods, tips and tactics. Also view the page revealing the top producing lures for catching musky and tiger musky.
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.
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.
Information on fishing for unique species, by state.