Norris Lake

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Fishing in Norris Lake

The luscious green forests and electric blue waters of Northeastern Tennessee are legendary. Why not make the most of them with a Norris Lake fishing guide? There are plenty of professional captains ready to help you explore this little corner of paradise, all the while giving you the chance to land some monster fish. 
 


Some of the nation’s most sought-after freshwater fish call these productive waters home. Go after Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted Bass to test your skills and land a tasty treat. Meanwhile, Striped Bass will leave you in awe. Their sheer size promises to make you work up a sweat while you reel ‘em in. With Trout, Walleye, and a whole host of Panfish on offer too, you can’t go wrong. 


 
Whether you’re a pro or it’s your first time fishing, there’s something for you. Beginners can test the waters with trips as short as two hours, targeting Crappie and Sunfish. The more experienced among you can spend up to a full day on the water. Trips can be tailored to your needs, so choose from a family special, or go after a particular species, and you’re sure to get exactly what you want out of your time fishing in Norris Lake. 
 
The fishing is good year-round, with some fish even excelling in the winter months. Come aboard a trip in Rocky Top, Rutledge, or Andersonville, and indulge in some incredible fishing in one of the country’s real hidden gems. 

Rules & Regulations

In order to cast your line in Norris Lake, you’ll need a valid Tennessee fishing license. Every angler over the age of 13 must have one, and you can get yours online before you visit these rich waters. 
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Norris Lake Fishing Seasons

January
While it may be too cold to go fishing in other parts of the country, Northeastern Tennessee is still buzzing with action. Come and get your hands on Smallmouth Bass, and keep warm in these tough conditions.
February
There’s one fish on everyone’s mind when fishing in Norris Lake in February. Smallmouth Bass is the talk of the town, so come and focus your attention on this beauty to test your skills before the season kicks off. 
March
There’s a real sense that spring is around the corner, and you know what that means. New life is on its way! The spawning Bass make for an enticing battle as they scramble it out for vital food across the lake. 
April
Many people say that spring is the best time of year for fishing in Norris Lake, and you’d be hard-pressed to find an argument against it. Walleye, Largemouth, Striper, and Smallmouth fishing is all possible now.
May
Smallmouth Bass may drift from the radar come May, but there are plenty of tough-fighting beasts to replace it. Get ready for an intense battle to keep Largemouth Bass and Walleye on the end of your line!
June
Striper season is well and truly here, and this world-famous fish is certainly one to tick off the bucket list. While they may not grow like they used to here, you’ll still be blown away by their size as you reel ‘em in. 
July
The early bird gets the worm in summer, as the warm weather sends the fish diving for cover during the day. Hop aboard at dawn or plan a dusk or evening trip and get your fill of Walleye, Bass, Trout, and more. 
August
School’s out and it’s all about rest and recreation. Bring the kids to Norris Lake and teach them a thing or two about fishing, while indulging in the great outdoors. Who knows? Maybe they’ll provide dinner this time!
September
There’s no sign of the warm weather disappearing anytime soon, so make the most of the extended summer and get out on the water. Target the usual suspects along with delicious Panfish and feast on that final BBQ. 
October
October is the only month where you’ll be wondering what to do. The dizzying heights of summer have passed, while the Smallmouth season is yet to kick off. Don’t worry though, you’re still sure to catch something.
November
As fall turns into winter, you’re looking for a reason to keep warm, and now you have it. Smallmouth Bass start hitting their stride once again, and these tough-fighting beauties promise to keep you on your toes all day long. 
December
It’s true that the holidays are a time to be with family, and we couldn’t agree more. Why not bring the whole family for a surprise getaway and engage in a fun-filled day of fishing? Go after Smallmouth Bass and more!

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What People Are Saying About Norris Lake

Rocky Top Reels, LLC is the Real Deal
Wade S. fished with Norris Striper Fishing on May 17, 2019
I would recommend getting a competent guide (try Rocky Top Reels, LLC) to walk you through the different techniques for catching striped bass - it is not as easy as just throwing a worm in the water.
We booked half day
Russell V. D. fished with Rocky Top Reels LLC on April 3, 2019
Go with someone who knows the area and can give you tips on hot spots like Zack with Rocky Top Reels !!
St Patrick's afternoon trip!
Steven G. fished with Norris Striper Fishing on March 17, 2019
Wait until April first when the 33 inch striper we caught is legal size!

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