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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.
Cherokee Lake, TN

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.

Fishing Boats For Rent In TN

Primary fish species residing in Cherokee Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Redear Sunfish Rock Bass Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Sauger Saugeye

Cherokee Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Huff’s German Creek Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
865 345-1234

Lakeside Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
865 993-5798

Click here for a Tennessee Fishing License.

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

Contact Information

Cherokee Lake
Greenlee Campground RV & Marine
375 Lakeshore Drive
Rutledge, TN 37861
865 828-4802


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Cherokee Lake in Tennessee.

Striped bass, walleye, sauger, bass and crappie fishing in northeast TN.

Fishing at Cherokee Lake, in Tennessee.