Tennessee River

Details

Location:
Chattanooga, TN
United States United States
Coordinates:
35.0407, -85.4139
Distance:
650 Miles
Description:

The Tennessee River is the largest tributary of the Ohio River. It is approximately 650 miles (1,046 km) long and is located in the southeastern United States in the Tennessee Valley. The river was once popularly known as the Cherokee River.

The Tennessee River is formed at the confluence of the Holston and French Broad Rivers on the east side of Knoxville, Tennessee. From Knoxville, it flows southwest through East Tennessee toward Chattanooga before crossing into Alabama. It loops through northern Alabama and eventually forms a small part of the state's border with Mississippi, before returning to Tennessee. At this point, it defines the boundary between Tennessee's other two regions—Middle and West Tennessee. The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project providing navigation on the Tombigbee River and a link to the Port of Mobile, enters Tennessee near the Tennessee-Alabama-Mississippi boundary. This waterway reduces the navigation distance from Tennessee, north Alabama, and northern Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico by hundreds of miles. The final part of the Tennessee's run is in Kentucky, where it separates the Jackson Purchase from the rest of the state. It then flows into the Ohio River at Paducah, Kentucky. It is one of a very few rivers in the United States which leave a state and then re-enter it; the Cumberland River is another such river.

We have a good population of largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass and it seems to get better every year. We target largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass year round on Chickamauga Lake.

Crappie fishing on Chickamauga Lake has been excellent in the recent years, with the best times to catch them being from early winter and continues into May.

Chickamauga Lake also has exceptional bluegill fishing, with best times to catch them being from early April and continues into June.

Monster blue cats, channel cats and flatheads are abundant in Chickamauga Lake and can be caught year round.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Shore fishing access, Camping, Fly Fishing, Floating, Bait shop on site, Marina
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Photos

Map

Map for 35.0407, -85.4139
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Fishing Reports

TY 1 On Fishing Guide Service CAPT TY MATHIS
about 4 years ago (08/12/2010)

Tennessee River Fishing Report 08.12.10

Catchin 30 to 50 stripers a day 12 to 30 lbs average 15 to 20 lbs the hot weather has not effeceted the bite.   Catchn a lot of blue cats 10 to 30 lbs.   Come on lets go fishn   TY 1 On Fishing Guide Service 828-308-7755 http://TYONEON.NET  ...

Fish

Largemouth-240-fw

Bass, Largemouth (Micropterus salmoides)

Freshwater
Smallmouth-240-fw

Bass, Smallmouth (Micropterus dolomieu)

Freshwater
Spottedbass-240-fw

Bass, Spotted (Micropterus punctulatus)

Freshwater
263
Stripedbass-240-fwsw

Bass, Striped (Morone saxatilis)

848
Bluegill-240-fwsw

Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)

Freshwater
Bluecatfish-240-fw

Catfish, Blue (Ictalurus furcatus)

Freshwater
322
Flatheadcatfish-240-fw

Catfish, Flathead (Pylodictis olivaris)

Freshwater
635
Blackcrappie-240-fwsw

Crappie, Black (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)

Whitecrappie-240-fwsw

Crappie, White (Pomoxis annularis)

782

Guides

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Chattanooga Fishing Guides

Steve Kite and Chris Coleman are bass fishing guides with over 25 years of experience bass fishing in the Chattanooga area. As Tennessee natives we grew up right here in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We h...
Chattanooga, TN, United States United States
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Outcaster Guide Service

Offering guided fishing trips on Lake Chickamauga, Chattanooga TN . Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Panfish. Lures and Live bait. Kids welcome
Harrison, TN, United States United States
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Savage Strike Guide Service

Full Time Professional USCG Licensed Guide since 1987 " Savage Strike" Monster Musky & Smallmouth New River, Virginia Giant Stripers Tennessee River & Boone Lake Spring Striper Fishing - Boone L...
Radford, VA, United States United States
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Scenic City Fishing Charters

Fishing Guide Service based in Chattanooga, TN specializing in Trophy Catfish, Crappie, Stripers, Bluegill and other species
Chattanooga, TN, United States United States
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TY 1 On Fishing Guide Service

Don't be fooled by imitators! Fish with the most experienced guide on Lake Norman. Ty 1 on Fishing Guide Service owned and operated by Ty Mathis. Ty specializes in striped bass, but also catches la...
Maiden, NC, United States United States

Lodges

There are no lodges specified for this fishing spot.

Tournaments

There are no tournaments associated with this fishing spot.