Guide To Fishing At Chilhowee Lake
AKA: Chilhowee Reservoir, Lake Chilhowee
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, redear sunfish, rock bass and sauger at Chilhowee Lake in Tennessee.
Ten miles long with twenty-six miles of shoreline, Chilhowee Lake is a 1,750-acre impoundment of the Little Tennessee River. Located in the southeast part of the state, at Chilhowee, TN, this cold-water lake is ideal for trout, walleye and smallmouth bass. Yet, these waters are warm enough to accommodate quality populations of largemouth and spotted bass, crappie, catfish, and a variety of sunfish. Lake-level variations move fish from shallow to deep and back. Current is often a factor during draw downs, filling or flowing water through the system. Bait tend to move with the current, and predator fish hide behind cover and pick them off as they drift by. The northeast portion of the lake is bordered by roads making easy access for fishing from the bank. Public boat ramps are available when water levels are near full.
Primary fish species residing in Chilhowee Lake
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Chilhowee Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: NO
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Citico Boat Ramp Marina
Mt Pleasant Rd
Vonore, TN 37885
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Riverbed Access Ramp
Located mid-lake, on the north side of the lake, off I-129, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with limited, gravel parking.
Tabcat Creek Boat Ramp
This is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking. It is located off I-129 at Tabcat Creek.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
No Campgrounds nearby Chilhowee Reservoir
Chilhowee Lake, TN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
TWRA - Chilhowee Reservoir
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General Fishing Info
Smallmouth bass, rainbow and brown trout, and walleye fishing in southeast TN.