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AKA: Chilhowee Reservoir, Lake Chilhowee

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, redear sunfish, rock bass and sauger at Chilhowee Lake in Tennessee.

Ten miles long with twenty-six miles of shoreline, Chilhowee Lake is a 1,750-acre impoundment of the Little Tennessee River. Located in the southeast part of the state, at Chilhowee, TN, this cold-water lake is ideal for trout, walleye and smallmouth bass. Yet, these waters are warm enough to accommodate quality populations of largemouth and spotted bass, crappie, catfish, and a variety of sunfish. Lake-level variations move fish from shallow to deep and back. Current is often a factor during draw downs, filling or flowing water through the system. Bait tend to move with the current, and predator fish hide behind cover and pick them off as they drift by. The northeast portion of the lake is bordered by roads making easy access for fishing from the bank. Public boat ramps are available when water levels are near full.

Primary fish species residing in Chilhowee Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Brown trout Bluegill Redear Sunfish Rock Bass Sauger

Chilhowee Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NO
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NO

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

No Campgrounds nearby Chilhowee Reservoir

Chilhowee Lake, TN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Chilhowee Lake
TWRA - Chilhowee Reservoir
423 587-7037

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