Norris Reservoir, Tennessee Fishing

Location and Information: Norris Reservoir is located in Campbell, Grainger, Claiborne, Anderson and Union Counties, Tennessee. This body of water covers approximately 34,000 acres of surface area. You will find boating, kayaking and fishing here.

There are numerous different species of fish to find on this body of water. So, what type of fish are in this lake? You can find Sunfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Bluegill, Walleye, Crappie, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass and Largemouth Bass on these waters.

Top Species and Creel Limits for Norris Lake in Tennessee

  • Largemouth/Smallmouth Bass: 5 per day in combination, only one smallmouth bass June 1 through Oct. 15
  • Largemouth Bass: 14 inch minimum length limit.
  • Smallmouth Bass:June 1–Oct. 15: 1 per day, 20 inch minimum length limit.
  • Oct. 16–May 31: 5 per day, 18 inch minimum length limit.
  • Spotted Bass: no creel or length limit.
  • Crappie (all species): 10 per day in combination, 10 inch minimum length limit.
  • Catfish (all species): No creel limit for fish 34 inches and less in length; only one fish over 34 inches in length may be harvested per day.
  • Striped Bass:April 1–Oct. 31: 2 per day, 15 inch minimum length limit.
  • Nov. 1–March 31: 1 per day, 36 inch minimum length limit.
  • White Bass: 15 per day, no length limit.
  • Yellow Bass: no creel or length limit.
  • Walleye/Sauger: 5 per day in combination, 15 inch minimum length limit (upstream to Grissom Island on the Clinch River).
  • Paddlefish: 2 per day; season is open from April 24 through May 31. Culling is prohibited.
  • Rock Bass: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Muskellunge: 1 per day, 36 inch minimum length limit.
  • Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: 30 per day, no length limit.

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