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Fish for spotted, redeye, smallmouth and largemouth bass in Tennessee lakes, rivers and streams.

Bass Lakes In Tennessee

Bass fishing in Tennessee

If you like to fish for bass, you'll love Tennessee. Every major lake in the state is loaded with quality bass including Carroll County Thousand Acre Recreation Lake, Boone Lake, Calderwood Reservoir, Center Hill Lake, Cheatham Lake, Cherokee Lake, Chickamauga Lake, Chilhowee Lake, Cordell Hull Lake, Dale Hollow Reservoir, Davy Crockett Lake, Douglas Lake, Fort Loudoun Lake, Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir, Great Falls Lake, J Percy Priest Lake, John Sevier Reservoir, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Melton Hill Lake, Nickajack Lake, Normandy Lake, Norris Lake, Ocoee Lake, Old Hickory Lake, Parksville Reservoir, Percy Priest Lake, Pickwick Lake, Reelfoot Lake, South Holston Lake, Tellico Reservoir, Tims Ford Lake, Watauga Lake, Watts Bar Lake and Woods Reservoir. Bass can also be found in smaller lakes rivers and ponds throughout the state.

Bass In Tennessee

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 15 lbs 3 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz*

State Record: 11 lbs 15 oz*

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 6 lbs 1 oz

Redeye Bass

Redeye bass

World record: 8 lbs 12 oz

State Record: 1 lbs 15 oz

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Top 5 Bass Fishing Lures For Tennessee

When bass are shallow, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and top water lures are the most productive. As they move deeper, worms and jigs are among the top producers.

Chickamauga Lake turned out the state record largemouth bass.

The state record smallmouth bass was pulled out of Dale Hollow Lake.

Chickamauga Lake delivered the state recore spotted bass.

Parksville Reservoir was home to the state recore redeye bass (coosa).

Bass fishing book

Catch big bass!

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Tennessee.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Volunteer State.

Bass fishing basics video.

 

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The lifecycle of bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Tennessee bass fishing lakes. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.