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

Kentucky Lake
The park is the perfect location for all water sports such as fishing, boating, and water skiing. Fishing at its finest is found on beautiful Kentucky Lake.
Kentucky Lake
More than 100 species of fish — plus campgrounds, hiking trails and ball fields.
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 in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
The smallmouth bass is the second largest member of the sunfish family attaining a weight of almost 12 lb.
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. Black crappies can be found in large ponds and shallow areas of lakes.
Bluegill
Bluegill
The bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species you can find in North America. And is a fish that has become increasingly popular among fly fishing anglers.
Redear Sunfish
Redear Sunfish
Like the bluegill and other sunfishes, the redear sunfish is and excellent panfish with white, flaky meat.

Tennessee Fishing Tips And Information

River Fishing

River Fishing

Get river fishing tips, freshwater fishing techniques and more to help you catch more fish

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Lakes & Ponds for Freshwater Fishing

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn about the structures in lakes and ponds. Learn where to find fish, tips and more.

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