Tennessee Fishing Destinations

Tellico River

Apache Trout Bluegill Green Sunfish and 3 more species

The Tellico River in Tennessee is a fantastic fishing destination for anglers looking to catch trout and bass. The river is particularly well-known for its brown and rainbow trout, making it one of the most popular fly fishing spots in the state.

Other species of fish that can be found in the Tellico River include smallmouth and largemouth bass, as well as bluegill and sunfish.

Aside from fishing, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy in the area, including hiking, camping, and exploring the nearby Cherokee National Forest.

When it comes to fishing tips, anglers should focus on using small, natural-looking flies and lures to catch trout. It's also important to be patient and stealthy when approaching potential fishing spots, as the Tellico River can be quite clear and the fish can be easily spooked.

The best time of year to visit Tellico River for fishing is in the spring and fall, when the temperatures are mild and the fish are most active. The average temperature in the spring (March to May) is around 60°F, while the fall (September to November) averages around 70°F. It's important to note that the Tellico River is closed to fishing during the winter months (December to February) to allow for trout spawning. Get driving directions.

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Fish Species

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The apache trout is considered to be critically endangered by the IUCN.

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Today the bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species in North America.

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The kelp bass, a member of a large group of seabasses, which inhabit the eastern Pacific, is a robust fish ...

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The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms.

Boat Launches

Access Ramp
Toqua Boat Ramp
Notchy Creek Boat Ramp
Maloney Road Park Boat Ramp
Ballplay Boat Ramp
Fairview Road 2418, Madisonville
Citico Boat Ramp
Highway 28, Fontana Dam
Fontana Road 12574, Robbinsville
South Northshore Drive 10920-11098, Knoxville
Neyland Greenway University Of Tennessee
T V A Access Blount County
Topside Road 2317, Louisville
Morganton Cemetery Road Loudon County
Cherokee Drive 1003, Vonore
Connatser Drive 999, Loudon County
Loudon Highway 29272, Loudon County
Meigs County
Calderwood Highway 6676, Blount County
Calderwood Highway Blount County
Slickrock Creek Trail Monroe County
Meadow Branch Road Graham County
Cable Cove Road Graham County
Joyce Kilmer Road 1986, Graham County
County Road 641 Russell County
Shepard Hollow Road Russell County
Indian Boundary Boat Ramp Monroe County
Great Smoky Mountains Expressway 5453, Jackson County
Church Street Jackson County
Wells Springs Road Campbell County
Claiborne County
Highway 33 South 5799, Claiborne County
Boat Access Claiborne County
Sr 65 Dungannon
Big Cherry Road Wise County
Lake Keokee Loop Lee County
Lake Haven Road 999, Farragut
New Henderson Road Anderson County
Solway Park Oak Ridge
Morgan County Highway 3098, Wartburg
James White Parkway Knoxville
Massey Branch Road 1184, Robbinsville
Canada Road 14091, Tuckasegee
Cable Cove Road, Fontana Dam
Joyce Kilmer Road 1920, Robbinsville
Mead's Quarry Lake Ramp
Co Op Road 4406, Rockford
Alcoa Highway Knoxville
Alcoa Water Plant Boat Ramp
Louisville Boat Ramp
Mountain View Road 332, Norris
2nd Avenue Scott County
Melton Hill Park Boat Ramp
Melton Hill Dam Boat Ramp