Fishing in Tennessee

Tennessee offers great fishing opportunities for anglers of all ages all year-round with numerous streams, and thousands of lakes and ponds. Purchase your fishing license today.

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Top Fishing Spots in Tennessee

Lake Graham
The Lake features boat launching ramps, fish attractors, a family fishing pier, bait & tackle shop, as well as boat rentals.
Natchez-Trace State Park
Fishing is a favorite activity at this State Park and anglers have four lakes from which to choose. Jon boats are available for rent.
Williamsport Lakes
Williamsport offers four lakes each with its own unique characteristics. A tackle shop with boat rentals is a great place to solicit fishing advice.
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Common Catches in Tennessee

Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.
Spotted Bass
Spotted Bass
Many anglers who catch a spotted bass believe they have caught a largemouth bass.
Black Crappie
Black Crappie
Crappies are members of the sunfish and the black bass family.
Bluegill
Bluegill
Today the bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species in North America.
Redear Sunfish
Redear Sunfish
Like the bluegill and other sunfishes, the redear sunfish is and excellent panfish with white, flaky meat.

Types of Fishing in Tennessee

Streams & Rivers

Streams & Rivers

River & stream fishing means knowing where the water is moving, and how fish behave in it.

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Lakes & Ponds

Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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