Tennessee Trout Fishing
All about fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown and lake trout in Tennessee lakes and streams.
TN Trout Fishing Waters
Boone Lake, Calderwood Reservoir, Center Hill Lake, Chilhowee Lake, Cordell Hull Lake, Dale Hollow Reservoir, Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir, Norris Lake, Ocoee Lake, Parksville Reservoir, South Holston Lake, Tellico Reservoir and Watauga Lake are major lakes in Tennessee with quality populations of trout. Other smaller lakes, rivers and ponds are stocked with trout or have small sustained populations of trout as well.
Visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources website for information on trout stockings in Tennessee.
Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.
Tennessee Record Trout
Caney Fork River turned out the Tennessee state record brook trout and the TN state record brown trout was pulled out of the Clinch River. 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 a pond in Polk County.
Additional trout fishing information
World record: 42 lbs 2 oz
TN State Record: 18 lbs 8 oz
World record: 41 lbs 0 oz
TN State Record: 0 lbs 6 oz
World record: 14 lbs 8 oz
TN State Record: 4 lbs 12 oz
World record: 40 lbs 4 oz
TN State Record: 28 lbs 12 oz
World record: 72 lbs 0 oz
TN State Record: 22 lbs 2 oz
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Trout fishing waters and information, by state.
Learn the habits of trout
Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Tennessee waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.
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