Fishing Guide to Nashville's Waterways

Fishing Guide to Nashville's Waterways

 With plenty of lakes and rivers, Nashville is the perfect place for your next big catch. Load up the car with your poles and bait, and get ready to experience spectacular scenery as you reel in bass, crappie and a variety of other fish species.

Top Fishing Spots in Nashville

Whether you want to fish from a boat or the shore, many stellar fishing spots are within driving distance of Nashville. Here are some of the top locations.

Percy Priest Lake

Percy Priest Lake is a top Nashville fishing spot and offers year-round fishing from a boat or the shore. There are many summer fishing tournaments, and guests can hire professional guides. Some of the types of fish you may catch at the lake include:

  • Trout
  • Bluegill
  • Catfish
  • White bass
  • Largemouth bass

Old Hickory Lake

Old Hickory Lake is a great place for shoreline fishing in Nashville. The lake is a popular destination for fishing and activities such as swimming and hiking. Some of the many types of fish available in the lake include:

  • Spotted bass
  • Crappie
  • Walleye
  • Catfish
  • Sauger

Marrowbone Lake

Marrowbone Lake is 15 miles north of Nashville, making it a great lake to drive to during your stay in Tennessee. There are over 60 acres of lake to enjoy, as well as a bait and tackle shop, boat launch and fishing pier. Anglers can find a wide variety of fish, which include species like:

  • Bluegill
  • Redear sunfish
  • Crappie
  • Largemouth bass
  • Catfish

Best Fishing Guides in Nashville

A fishing guide is an excellent option if you want to enhance your fishing techniques or are a beginner and need help building some experience. Some of the top fishing guides in Nashville include:

Nashville's Guided Fishing Charters

Nashville's Guided Fishing Charters allow you to fish with some of the country's best guides on Percy Priest Lake. During the tour, you can fish for striper and crappie, and your fishing guide can include time for lunch and swimming, making this guide an ideal choice for fishing with kids in Nashville.

Ed Martin's Striper and Hybrid Fishing Guide Services

Ed Martin's Striper and Hybrid Fishing Guide Services are ideal for anglers at any level. Ed Martin's mainly operates out of Elm Hill Marina, and your guide will provide everything except snacks, beverages, rain gear and licenses.

The Reel Deal Guide Services

The Reel Deal Guide Services offers two tour options for anglers. The first is the opportunity to experience a traditional guided fishing trip at Percy Priest Lake. These guided tours can accommodate one to four anglers and last from four to eight hours. The second is Match-up Fishing Trips. If you are still looking for a fishing partner, The Reel Deal Guide Services will match you with one or two fellow anglers for a four-hour fishing trip on Percy Priest Lake.

Make Your Fishing Trip Even More Memorable When You Stay at Nashville KOA Resort

If you are looking for a clean and comfortable place to stay that is close to the many lakes and rivers in Nashville, Nashville KOA Resort is the perfect option. This spacious campground is just 16 minutes from Percy Priest Lake, making it a convenient place to call home base as you enjoy your fishing trip. 

Stay your way with RV Sites, Camping Cabins and Tent Sites and take advantage of plenty of amenities such as a gym, playground and hammocks. Book a campsite to start planning your fishing trip today!

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