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Fee Fishing Ponds and Lakes

Rattletrap There are numerous private ponds and small lakes throughout the state that charge either a fee to fish, a fee per pound of fish or a fee only if you catch fish. These lakes, known as catch-out facilities or pay lakes, are usually kept stocked on a regular basis and offer a good opportunity as a place to take children, because fish are more easily caught. Since many of these areas may be opened seasonally and some information is subject to change, please call ahead before traveling to the place in question.

Green Grub These lakes are being provided as a convenience to the public that may choose to fish these private waters. The information is offered with the understanding that no discrimination is intended as there may be other fee fishing areas that do not appear here. No endorsements are implied. Inclusion of sites or locations does not imply Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency's approval of their product or service to the exclusion of others that may be similar, nor does it guarantee or warrant the standard of the products or service offered.

If you operate a Fee Fishing Area and would like to be included in future issues of this directory, or there are corrections to be made, please contact:

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Fisheries Management Division
Ellington Agricultural Center
P.O. Box 40747
Nashville, TN 37207
615/781-6575

or Email Us

Fee Fishing Ponds in Tennessee

 

County Name/Firm Address/Phone Species
Bedford Nut Cave Trout Farm 340 Shippmans Creek Rd.
Wartrace, TN 37183
(931) 857-3315
Catfish
Trout
Bedford Dogwood Cave Farm 559 Ward Hollow Rd.
Shelbyville, TN
(931) 695-5450
Trout
Bedford James C. Scott 153 Shaw Rd.
Shelbyville, TN
(931) 684-1059
Catfish
Carter Smoky Mtn. Trout Farm 118 Hwy. 321
Hampton, TN
(423) 725-3861
Trout
Gibson Trenton Fish Lake 640 Concord Cedar Rd.
Trenton, TN 38382
(731) 855-2865
Bass
Sunfish
Catfish
Hamblen Hawkins Catfish Farm 3003 Warrensburg Rd.
Whitesburg, TN
(423) 585-0032
Catfish
Hawkins Hidden Valley Catfish 228 N. Hawkins St.
Rogersville, TN
(423) 272-9240
Catfish
Hawkins Rose's Catfish Lake 1450 Hwy. 70
Rogersville, TN
(423) 921-8151
Catfish
Hawkins Red Rock Catfish Farm Stanley Valley Rd.
Off Hwy. 70, Rogersville
(423) 272-6676
Catfish
Hawkins Wallen Catfish Farm 1541 War Valley Rd.
Rogersville, TN
(423) 272-6241
Catfish
Hawkins Ted Cope Catfish Farm (seasonal) 922 Stanley Valley Rd.
Rogersville, TN
(423) 272-3496
Catfish
Henderson Beach River Watershed Lakes Near Lexington, TN
(731) 968-6191
Bass, Sunfish,
Catfish, Crappie
Hickman Bob White Springs Bucksnort Area, TN (by appointment only). (931) 729-5515 Trout, Salmon
Hickman Bucksnort Trout Ranch 622 West Sugar Creek Rd.
I-40 at exit 152
(931) 729-3162
Trout
Hickman Lehman Lake (open weekends) Beaverdam Rd.
Near Centerville, TN
(931) 729-9112
Bass
Sunfish
Catfish
Lawrence Crews Catfish Farm 2630 Waynesboro Hwy. (Hwy. 64)
Lawrenceburg, TN
(931) 762-3936
Catfish
Loudon Crosseyed Cricket 751 County Lane
Lenoir City, TN
(865) 986-5435
Catfish
Trout
Maury Big Whiskers Catfish Farm 3175 Scribners Mill Rd.
Exit 37 off I-65,
Lewisburg, TN
(931) 270-7072
Channel Cats, Blue Catfish
Maury Culleoka Catfish 3070 E. Sheepneck Rd.
Exit 32 off I-65, Culleoka
(931) 987-2842
Catfish
McMinn Bell Springs Fisheries (seasonal) 125 County Rd. 67
Riceville, TN
(423) 462-2100
Bass, Sunfish
Catfish,
Trout
Overton Holpp's Pine Ridge Lake Off Hwy. 64
6 miles NE of Monterey
(931) 445-3487
Bass, Sunfish
Catfish,
Crappie
Putnam Twin Lakes Catfish Farm 580 Gainesboro Hwy.
Baxter, TN 38554
(931) 858-2333
Catfish
Roane Williams Catfish (call ahead) Sugar Grove Valley Rd.
Hattiman, TN
(865) 822-9109
Bass
Sunfish
Catfish
Robertson Shiloh Lake 4876 Campbell Rd.
Cross Plains, TN
(615) 654-3249
Catfish
Robertson The Fishing Hole 3463 Worsham Springs Road
Greenbriar, TN
(615) 643-1931 or 389-6700
Catfish
Bluegill
Rutherford Bluewater Catfish Farm 2439 Shoemaker Road
Eagleville, TN 37060
(615) 879-0480
Catfish
Sevier English Mtn. Trout Farm 291 Bowling Cave Rd.
Sevierville, TN
(865) 428-2535
Trout
Shelby Catch Em Lakes 6913 Smythe Farm Road
Memphis, TN 38120
(901) 647-5793
Bass
Crappie
Catfish
Shelby Lyle's Lake 7678 Bluff Road
Millington, TN
(901) 876-5748
Bass
Sunfish
Catfish
Shelby North Lake 2783 West Shelby
Memphis, TN
(901) 785-3529
Bass, Sunfish
Catfish
Crappie
Sumner Gallatin Pay Lake 1035 North Water Avenue
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 230-0456
Channel Catfish
Blue Catfish
Flathead Catfish
Sumner Meadowbrook Game Farm 1600 Meadowbrook Dr.
Westmoreland, TN
(615) 888-2411
Bass
Sunfish
Catfish
Sumner Jon Jon's Pay Lake 199 Parks Road
Portland, TN
(615) 955-0463
Catfish
Sumner Twin Lakes 1904 Dobbins Pike
Hwy. 174, N. of Gallatin
(615) 452-4377
Catfish
Tipton Glenview Lake 2102 Munford-Gilt Edge Rd.
Northwest of Munford, TN
(901) 837-6735
Bass, Sunfish,
Catfish, Crappie
VanBuren OLE Lukes Lake Shockley Rd.
Spencer, TN
(931) 946-2240
Bass
Sunfish
Catfish
Warren Lake Karen 242 Lake Karen Rd.
Off Hwy. 70, McMinnville
(931) 668-2404
Bass
Sunfish
Catfish
Warren Loyd Henegar 818 Osement Rd.
Off Hwy. 146, McMinnville
(931) 563-2297
Bass
Sunfish
Catfish
Wayne Ruby Donegan Fish Pond 1012 Long Hollow Rd.
East of Waynesboro, TN
(931) 722-3226
Catfish