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Fishing At Melton Hill Lake

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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, muskie, paddlefish and sauger at Melton Hill Lake in Tennessee.

Located in the northeast part of the state, Melton Hill Lake is a 5,700-acre reservoir, 4 miles southeast of Oak Ridge, TN. Musky, striped bass and crappie are the predominant angler favorites here, but the lake also has plenty of bass, catfish, walleye, sauger, sunfish, white bass and other species. With over 170 miles of shoreline there is plenty of places to wet a line - from shore or from a boat. Warm water discharged at the Bull Run Steam Plant keeps this area warm throughout the year, extending the growing season for many species and making this a very popular place to fish. Multiple boat ramps make it convenient to launch bass boats, fishing boats and pleasure boats. Kayaks and canoes can be launched from many locations around the lake.

Primary fish species residing in Melton Hill 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 Muskie Paddlefish Sauger

Melton Hill Lake Amenities

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

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

TVA Melton Hill Campground - 800 882-5263

Melton Hill Dam Campground - 865 361-0436

Melton Hill Lake, TN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Melton Hill Lake
TVA Melton Hill Campground
13555 Hwy 32 N
Lenoir City, TN 37771
800 882-5263

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