Fishing and Boating

Fishing is a big sport on Tellico Lake with fifty-one different species of fish being found swimming in the pristine waters.  Each year on February 18th Tennessee Fishing licenses go on sale and are valid through the last day of February of the following year.  Tennessee Fishing licenses can be purchases at most sporting good stores, hardware stores, the county clerk’s office, boat docks, TWRA regional offices, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency’s website where you can purchase them online.  You can also call 1-888-814-8972 to obtain an authorization number which will allow you to begin fishing or hunting right away.

Some of the most popular fish in the lake are:

  • large mouth bass
  • small mouth bass
  • spotted bass
  • white bass
  • stripped bass
  • coosa bass
  • bluegill
  • yellow perch
  • black crappie
  • white crappie
  • rainbow trout
  • walleye
  • blue catfish
  • channel catfish
  • flathead/yellow catfish
  • lake sturgeon
  • carp
  • freshwater drum

Check out the latest Fishing Reports for Tellico Lake.