Fishing At Cherokee Lake
AKA: Cherokee Reservoir
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish, rock bass, warmouth, white bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, sauger and saugeye at Cherokee Lake in Tennessee.
Wrapped in a green belt of trees and grass, Cherokee Lake is a scenic reservoir with plenty of outdoor and water sport activities. Fishing is especially good at this fertile, 30,000-acre impoundment in the northeast part of the state. Striped bass, walleye, sauger, saugeye, bass, crappie, catfish and sunfish all thrive in these forage infested waters. Whether fishing from shore or from a boat, fish seem to be everywhere along these 390 miles of shoreline, especially in spring. In both hotter and colder months the fish tend to school deeper on the many channels, ledges, points and humps throughout the lake. There are multiple marinas and boat docks offering products and services for boaters and anglers. Plenty of boat launch ramps are distributed around the lake for convenient launching of all types of boats - from canoes and kayaks to larger pleasure and fishing boats.
Primary fish species residing in Cherokee Lake
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Cherokee Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Card'nal Cove Resort Campground - 865 828-5300
Cherokee Dam Campground - 865 632-3791
Maysprings Campground - 865 828-4802
Everhart Campground - 423 587-3559
Lawson Campground - 423 272-5291
Greenlee Campground RV & Marine - 865 828-4802
Cherokee Park Campground - 423 586-5232
Greenlee Campground, Fallcreek - 423 587-8866
Park Place Lakeside Campground - 423 923-5950
Cherokee Lake, TN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Greenlee Campground RV & Marine
375 Lakeshore Drive
Rutledge, TN 37861