Fishing

The best thing about fishing in Southeast Tennessee is the incredible diversity of fish habitat, from cascading streams in the highlands to the tributaries, reservoirs, and tailwaters of the Tennessee River. Tennessee is home to more species of freshwater fish than anywhere in the North American continent, and nowhere else within the state is the diversity of habitat more pronounced or accessible than in the Chattanooga region.

All anglers ages 13-64 must have a Tennessee fishing license, issued by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Fishing regulations also apply in Georgia and Alabama. Many of the fishing streams in the Chattanooga region are dam controlled by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) or affected by dam release stream flows. For information about reservoir levels, water release schedules from dams, and stream flows visit TVA or call (423) 751-2264.

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    Booker T. Washington
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    Chester Frost
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    Chilhowee
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    Crockford-Pigeon Mountain
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    DeSoto
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    Fort Mountain
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    Harrison Bay
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    Hiwassee River
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    Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge
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    Lookout Creek
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    Nantahala River
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    Nickajack Lake
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    Raccoon Mountain
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    Rock Island
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    Sequatchie River
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    South Chickamauga Creek
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    Tennessee Riverpark
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