Fishing in Anderson County

Anderson County is home to several premier fishing destinations! Whether you want to catch bass, trout, or even muskie, you can find the perfect fishing spot.

fishing on the clinch

About Fishing in Anderson County

Anderson County is full of popular fishing destinations! Not only is it home to the Clinch River, a prime fishing spot in East Tennessee, but it’s home to Norris Lake and Melton Hill Lake. Fishing on the Clinch is popular because there is a area with deeper water so you can fish off a boat, but also a smaller area that’s great for wading! Norris Lake is great for catching bass, but it is home to more 14 different species of fish. You can catch striped bass, crappie, walleye, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass! Melton Hill Lake is great for catching muskie. Muskie are one of Tennessee’s largest and fastest growing fish! Fishing is popular all year round in Anderson County — just make sure you have your fishing license! A Tennessee fishing license or permit is required to fish everywhere in Anderson County. Learn more about how to get a Tennessee fishing license before you visit.

Fishing Guides & Gear

If it’s your first time fishing in Anderson County, it can be a challenge to know the best places and times to go and what kind of bait to use. That’s why we recommend using a fishing guide service! There are a variety of fishing guide services available no matter where you decide to fish that will help you have an unforgettable experience. And if you forget to bring any fishing gear with you, don’t worry — there are plenty of places where you can pick up what you need.

Whether you’re muskie fishing on Melton Hill Lake or trout fishing on the Clinch River, you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic fishing adventure. Gather all your fishing gear and get ready for a successful day of fishing in Anderson County TN!

Everything You Need for Fishing in Anderson County

3 Rivers Angler

3 Rivers Angler offers guided fishing trips with experienced guides that will take you on a trip of a lifetime. Anglers have access to 800 miles of fi...

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Jay's Striper Guide Service

Capt’n Jay Girardot, owner and operator of Jay’s Striper Guide Service, specializes in live bait striper fishing in East Tennessee. Jay has fished...

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Norris Dam State Park

The park occupies more than 4,000 acres on the shores of Norris Lake and surrounds Norris Dam. There are six different trail systems that are located ...

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Norris Lake

A lake like no other. Eight hundred miles of Shoreline, 34,000 acres, 22 marinas and resorts, 3 state parks, 2 wildlife management areas, 14 differen...

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Norris Watershed

Experience spectacular views of Norris Lake and its surrounding hills and valleys as you hike, bike ride or horseback over 20 miles of woodland trails...

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Rocky Top Anglers

Rocky Top Anglers is a professional fly fishing guide service specializing in drift boat and wading trips. Their fly fishing adventures offer an excit...

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