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Tennessee

Fishing

Region 2

Barkley and Kentucky Lake

See Region 1

Cheatham

Includes Stones River up to J. Percy Priest Dam.
  • Largemouth/Smallmouth/Spotted Bass: 5 per day in combination.
  • Largemouth Bass: 14 inch minimum length limit.
  • Smallmouth Bass: 18 inch minimum length limit.
  • Spotted Bass: no length limit.
  • Crappie (all species): 30 per day in combination, 10 inch minimum length limit.
  • Catfish (all species): No creel limit for fish 34 inches and less in length; only one fish over 34 inches in length may be harvested per day.
  • Striped Bass or Hybrid Striped Bass: 2 per day in combination, 15 inch minimum length limit.
  • White Bass: 15 per day, no length limit.
  • Yellow Bass: no creel or length limit.
  • Walleye: 5 per day, 16 inch minimum length limit.
  • Sauger: 10 per day, 15 inch minimum length limit.
  • Paddlefish: 2 per day; season is open from April 24 through May 31. Culling is prohibited.
  • Rock Bass: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit.

Cordell Hull

See Region 3.

Normandy

  • Largemouth/Smallmouth/Spotted Bass: 5 per day in combination.
  • Largemouth Bass: 15 inch minimum length limit.
  • Smallmouth Bass: 18 inch minimum length limit.
  • Spotted Bass: no length limit.
  • Crappie (all species): 15 per day in combination, 10 inch minimum length limit.
  • Catfish (all species): No creel limit for fish 34 inches and less in length; only one fish over 34 inches in length may be harvested per day.
  • White Bass: 15 per day, no length limit.
  • Walleye: 5 per day, 16 inch minimum length limit.
  • Rock Bass: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit.

Old Hickory

  • Largemouth/Smallmouth/Spotted Bass: 5 per day in combination.
  • Largemouth Bass: 14 inch minimum length limit.
  • Smallmouth Bass: 18 inch minimum length limit.
  • Spotted Bass: no length limit.
  • Crappie (all species): 30 per day in combination, 10 inch minimum length limit.
  • Catfish (all species): No creel limit for fish 34 inches and less in length; only one fish over 34 inches in length may be harvested per day.
  • Striped Bass or Hybrid Striped Bass: 2 per day in combination, 15 inch minimum length limit.
  • White Bass: 15 per day, no length limit.
  • Yellow Bass: no creel or length limit.
  • Walleye: 5 per day, 16 inch minimum length limit.
  • Sauger: 10 per day, 15 inch minimum length limit.
  • Paddlefish: 2 per day; season is open from April 24 through May 31. Culling is prohibited.
  • Rock Bass: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit.

Percy Priest

  • Largemouth/Smallmouth/Spotted Bass: 5 per day in combination.
  • Largemouth Bass: 15 inch minimum length limit.
  • Smallmouth Bass: 18 inch minimum length limit.
  • Spotted Bass: no length limit.
  • Crappie (all species): 30 per day in combination, 10 inch minimum length limit.
  • Catfish (all species): No creel limit for fish 34 inches and less in length; only one fish over 34 inches in length may be harvested per day.
  • Striped Bass or Hybrid Striped Bass: 2 per day in combination, 15 inch minimum length limit.
  • White Bass: 15 per day, no length limit.
  • Yellow Bass: no creel or length limit.
  • Rock Bass: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit.

Tims Ford

  • Largemouth/Smallmouth/Spotted Bass: 5 per day in combination.
  • Largemouth Bass: 15 inch minimum length limit.
  • Smallmouth Bass: 18 inch minimum length limit.
  • Spotted Bass: no length limit.
  • Crappie (all species): 15 per day in combination, 10 inch minimum length limit.
  • Catfish (all species): No creel limit for fish 34 inches and less in length; only one fish over 34 inches in length may be harvested per day.
  • Striped Bass or Hybrid Striped Bass: 2 per day in combination, 15 inch minimum length limit.
  • White Bass: 15 per day, no length limit.
  • Yellow Bass: no creel or length limit.
  • Walleye: 5 per day, 16 inch minimum length limit.
  • Rock Bass: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit.

Woods

  • Largemouth/Smallmouth/Spotted Bass: 5 per day in combination.
  • Largemouth/Spotted Bass: no length limit.
  • Smallmouth Bass: 18 inch minimum length limit.
  • Crappie (all species): 15 per day in combination, 10 inch minimum length limit.
  • Catfish (all species): No creel limit for fish 34 inches and less in length; only one fish over 34 inches in length may be harvested per day.
  • White Bass: 15 per day, no length limit.
  • Yellow Bass: no creel or length limit.
  • Rock Bass: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit.

Water Release Schedules For Dams

Water release schedules of TVA and US Army Corps of Engineers dams and observed lake elevations of TVA impoundments can be determined by calling the following number: 1-800-238-2264 https://www.tva.com/Environment/Lake-Levels For lake information on US Army Corps of Engineers impoundments, call: J. Percy Priest Lake 615-883-2351 Old Hickory Lake 615-824-7766 Cordell Hull Lake 615-735-1050 Center Hill Lake 931-858-4366 Dale Hollow Lake 931-243-3408 Lake Barkley 270-362-8430 Cheatham Lake 615-792-2190 https://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/