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Guide To Fishing At Pickwick Lake

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, yellow bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, paddlefish and sauger at Pickwick Lake in Tennessee.

Pickwick Lake, TN

A favorite for local and national bass tournaments, Pickwick Lake is a 43,000-acre lake on the southern border of Tennessee. Pickwick annually makes the Bassmaster Top 100 bass lakes in the USA. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass are the featured species here. Current plays a major role in locating bass here. When there is current, look for fish out on the main lake. In times of no current the fish move into the coves. When the fish are shallow, areas with vegetation can be very productive.

In addition to bass, the lake contains significant numbers of crappie, catfish, walleye, sauger, striped bass, white bass, sunfish and other species. There are several marinas on the lake and plenty of places to launch pleasure and fishing boats. Kayaks and canoes can be launched from numerous places around the lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Pickwick Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Yellow Bass Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Paddlefish Sauger

Pickwick Lake Amenities

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

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Pickwick State Park Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks, canoes and pontoons
731 689-5175


Pickwick State Park Marina
State Park Rd
Counce, TN 38326
731 689-5175

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Pickwick Landing State Park Boat Ramp
Located in the park, at the south end of the Pickwick Dam, this is a five-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Click here for a Tennessee Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Pickwick Landing Campground - 731 689-3129

Goat Island RV Park & Campground - 662 423-1104

Hart's RV Park - 256 768-1555

Colbert County Rose Trail Park Campground - 256 360-2764

Buzzard Roost Campground - 256 810-2856

Tuscumbia RV Park Campground - 866 930-7275

Pickwick Lake, TN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Pickwick Lake
Pickwick Landing State Park
116 State Park Rd
Counce, TN 38326
731 689-3129


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Pickwick Lake in Tennessee.

Notable largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fishing in southern TN.

Fishing at Pickwick Lake, in Tennessee.