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Fishing At Fort Loudoun Lake

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AKA: Fort Loudoun 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, paddlefish and sauger at Fort Loudoun Lake in Tennessee.

Starting in the southern outskirts of Knoxville, TN, and sprawling southwest for miles to Lenoir City, Fort Loudoun Lake is a 14,500-acre reservoir with a multitude of fishing choices. Crappie, bass, walleye, sunfish, white bass, stripers, and others reside here in impressive numbers. Dozens of boat ramps are scattered around the 379 miles of shoreline for launching pleasure and fishing boats. Power boats are the ideal way to fish here, but that doesn't rule out the chance of catching a nice stringer from a kayak, canoe or small fishing boat. Much of the shoreline is lined with private homes, golf courses and business. There are plenty of docks to fish, many of which have brush piles and other cover to attract crappie and bass. Untold miles of creek channels, ledges, humps and points offer excellent holding areas for schooling fish, when they move out of the shallows in summer and winter.

Primary fish species residing in Fort Loudoun 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 Paddlefish Sauger

Fort Loudoun Lake Amenities

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

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Yarberry Campground - 865 986-3993

Poland Creek Recreation Area Campground - 865 681-1983

Southlake RV Park Campground - 865 573-1837

Fort Loudoun Lake, TN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Fort Loudoun Lake
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 West Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville TN 37902
865 632-2101

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