Guide To Fishing At Melton Hill Lake
AKA: Melton Hill Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish, rock bass, warmouth, white bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, muskie, paddlefish and sauger at Melton Hill Lake in Tennessee.
Located in the northeast part of the state, Melton Hill Lake is a 5,700-acre reservoir, 4 miles southeast of Oak Ridge, TN. Musky, striped bass and crappie are the predominant angler favorites here, but the lake also has plenty of bass, catfish, walleye, sauger, sunfish, white bass and other species. With over 170 miles of shoreline there is plenty of places to wet a line - from shore or from a boat.
Warm water discharged at the Bull Run Steam Plant keeps this area warm throughout the year, extending the growing season for many species and making this a very popular place to fish. Multiple boat ramps make it convenient to launch bass boats, fishing boats and pleasure boats. Kayaks and canoes can be launched from many locations around the lake.
Primary fish species residing in Melton Hill Lake
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Melton Hill Reservoir Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Bull Run Park Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, at the south end of the Henderson Road Bridge, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Eagle Bend Public Access Area
This is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking. It is located in the northeast section of the lake, east side, off Mountain View Road.
Gibbs Ferry Park Landing
This is a two-lane, concrete ramp with limited, paved parking. It is located in the northwest section of the lake, west side, off Oak Ridge Highway.
Guinn Road Park Boat Ramp
This is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking. It is located mid lake, south side of the lake, off Guinn Road.
Lost Bottom Boat Launch
Located in the northeast section of the lake, east side, off Ridgeview Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Melton Hill Park Boat Ramp
This is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking. It is located mid lake, south side of the lake, off William Bend Road.
Solway Park Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, on the west side of the lake, off Edgemoor Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Clark Center Park Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Bull Bluff Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
TVA Melton Hill Campground - 800 882-5263
Melton Hill Dam Campground - 865 361-0436
Melton Hill Lake, TN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Melton Hill Lake
TVA Melton Hill Campground
13555 Hwy 32 N
Lenoir City, TN 37771
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General Fishing Info
Musky, striped bass and crappie fishing in northeast TN.