Fishing At South Holston Lake
AKA: South Holston Reservoir
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill, redear sunfish, rock bass, warmouth and white bass at South Holston Lake in Tennessee.
Located in the northeast corner of Tennessee, South Holston Lake is a scenic boating and fishing lake with magnificent views of the Appalachian Mountains which run parallel to the lake. This 10,000 surface-acre reservoir is home to quality bass fishing. Annually, South Holston Reservoir makes the Bassmaster Top 100 bass lakes in the USA. This clear-water lake is less fertile than others in the area, so the numbers of bass is fewer, but the quality of both largemouth and smallmouth more than makes up for it. Crappie, walleye, trout, catfish, bluegill and other sunfish also reside in the lake. The cool, clear water makes for an ideal trout and walleye fishery. Marinas, boat launches and campgrounds are scattered around the lake. Launching boats, canoes and kayaks is easy making access to fishing areas a breeze. There are plenty of places to fish from shore all around the lake. Because part of the lake is in Virginia, check VA and TN regulations before fishing. Also be aware of significant draw downs of water in winter, often lowering the water level 30 feet or more.
Primary fish species residing in South Holston Lake
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South Holston Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Cherokee Trails Campground - 423 391-0118
Cochran's Lakeview Campground - 423 878-8045
Camper's Cove Campground - 423 878-9341
Little Oak Campground - 423 735-1500
South Holston Lake, TN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
South Holston Lake
TWRA - South Holston Lake
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South Holston Lake in Tennessee.
General Fishing Info
Trout and walleye fishing in northeast TN.