Unless further restricted or by special regulation, fishing within Tennessee State Park areas are in accordance with laws and regulations of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Fishing in all park lakes may require a fishing permit for which there may be a nominal charge. Digging for bait is prohibited within all park areas. The transplanting or introducing of any live fish or fish eggs into the waters of any park area is prohibited. Fishing from motor vehicle bridges is prohibited. State fishing licenses and park Fishing is prohibited from within 200 feet of any public raft or float designed for water sports or within the limits of designated mooring areas or swimming areas. Fishing from within 200 feet of public boat docks with designated harbors may be prohibited by the Superintendent by the posting of appropriate signs permits must be exhibited upon demand to any person authorized to enforce the provisions of these regulations.
Bledsoe Creek offers lake fishing on Old Hickory Lake. Catches include bass, bluegill, catfish and crappie. A valid TN fishing license is required. Fishing licenses are not sold at the park but may be purchased at off-site locations near the park. Fishing is limited to non-wildlife observation areas. Bait and Fishing supplies are not sold at the park
Fishing is year-round. Most common catches are large and small mouth bass, brim and carp. The most popular fishing sites are along the lake, below the dam and below the main falls. The waters of Center Hill Lake reach the base of Burgess Falls. There is no boat ramp. Anglers age 13 and older must have a valid TN fishing license.
Forty-acre Lindsey Lake provides year-round fishing enjoyment and visitors can expect catches of bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. Fishermen over the age of 13 must possess a valid Tennessee fishing license. Fishing is allowed anywhere on the banks of the lake as well as boat fishing.
Angling is a popular activity on beautiful Swan Lake. The lake is fed by the cold, clear stream that flows from the mouth of Dunbar Cave. Since it is only 15-acres in size, boating and swimming are not permitted. A valid TN Fishing License is required.
Beautiful Center Hill Lake has become a very popular fishing and water-skiing area. Fishermen can expect catches of largemouth, smallmouth and Kentucky bass as well as catfish, crappie, walleye, white bass, bluegill and bream. Grab a can of worms and a fishing rod and fish from the bank anywhere in the park except near the boat launch ramps. The lake is open for fishing year-round. Professional fishermen are drawn by the three species of bass found at the lake and several tournaments thrive at the lake. Fishermen need to make sure to obtain the proper Tennessee fishing license from any sporting good store or the marina.
A Tennessee license and park permit are required to fish in the 345-acre Fall Creek Falls Lake. Fall Creek Falls is the home of two state record catches, Channel Catfish and Bream. The lake also offers largemouth bass. Fishing in the creeks is also allowed. No privately owned boats or gasoline motors are allowed on the lake. Pedal boats, canoes and aluminum fishing boats may be rented through the park office. Bring your own trolling motor and battery. For boat rentals: 423-881-5500
Visitors can enjoy fishing from the banks of the Tennessee River. Catches may include catfish, bream, crappie and bass. A valid Tennessee fishing license is required.
Fishing on the JPercy Priest Lake is very popular at Long Hunter. Catches include large- and small-mouth bass, rockfish, stripe, crappie, bream and catfish. There is no charge for fishing. However, all fishermen over 12 years of age must possess a valid Tennessee fishing license.
There are three lakes at Montgomery Bell State Park: Lake Woodhaven, a 50 acre lake with boat access, Creech Hollow Lake a 17.5 acre lake with no boat access, Lake Acorn a 26 acre lake. There is excellent fishing on all 3 lakes. All persons fishing are required to have a valid Tennessee Fishing License. All laws, rules and regulations pertaining to fishing apply. Lake Acorn Fishing: Open to fishing, year-around. Private boats allowed September 15-May 15. Gasoline motors are NOT ALLOWED. 15" limit on largemouth bass, 14" limit on channel catfish, creel limit is 5. There is no size limit on crappie, creel limit is 30. No size or creel limit on bluegill, catfish and shell cracker (red-ear). Creech Hollow Fishing: Open to fishing, year round. 15" limit on largemouth bass, 14" limit on channel catfish; creel limit is 5. No size limit on crappie, creel limit is 30. No size or creel limit on bluegill, catfish and shell cracker (red-ear).
Private boats are allowed year-round, pending on weather conditions. Gasoline motors are not allowed. Open to fishing with the following restrictions: there is a slot limit on largemouth bass, no bass under 15 inches. No bass 18-22 inches. One (1) bass over 22 inches. No size limit on crappie, 14" limit on channel catfish, creel limit is 30. No size or creel limit on bluegill and shell cracker (red-ear).
You can fish anywhere in the park where you can get to the water. Many of the Spring Creek campsites are on the edge of the water. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy catches of bass, bream, crappie, stripe, and catfish. Duck River Fishing at Old Stone Fort Good fishing is available along the scenic course of the Bark Camp and Barren forks of the Duck River, as well as the Duck River itself. Fishermen can expect catches of bream, crappie, large mouth bass and catfish. A valid TN fishing license is required.
The beautiful and scenic Red River and Sulphur Fork Creek drain approximately 975 sq. miles of northern Tennessee. Angling on both rivers is excellent. All persons fishing are required to have a valid Tennessee Fishing License. All laws, rules and regulations pertaining to fishing apply.
Boating and fishing are very popular on Center Hill Lake as well as on Great Falls Lake. There is a free public launching ramp on Great Falls Lake. The Blue Hole, on Center Hill Lake, lies adjacent to the park shore and is the spawning ground for the walleye in Center Hill Lake. It is considered one of the finest fishing places in the state. It is accessible via a boat launching ramp located in the park. Fishing is best in the spring, but visitors enjoy boat riding and skiing well into the fall. Fish catches include bass, musklunge, and bluegill. Valid TN Fishing license is required.
Year-round fishing on the lovely, 69-acre Standing Stone Lake is a popular activity among park guests. Wildlife is abundant with common sightings of beavers, deer, ducks, frogs and turtles. Visitors may fish from the bank of Standing Stone Lake and enjoy catching a variety of fish such as large-mouth bass, blue gill, crappie, lake trout and catfish. Visitors must follow all TN Boating and Fishing Regulations. Valid TN Fishing license is required. All TWRA rules apply.
Year round fishing at Tims Ford Lake provides a substantial yield of bluegill, small and largemouth bass, catfish and crappie. All Fishing Tournaments that originate out of Tims Ford State Park Boat Ramp are required to apply for a permit through the parks Visitor Center 30 Days in advance of the tournament date. Contact the Park Office for Fishing Tournament Permit Form at 1-800-471-5295. Other Tennessee Lake Fishing Dale Hollow Lake Fishing in the lake include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, lake trout, muskie, flathead catfish, channel catfish, white bass, rock bass, white crappie, bluegill and redear sunfish. Requires a Tennessee license in the state. Must follow Kentucky state regulations in Kentucky.