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Region 3

Center Hill

  • Bass Regulations: Anglers may catch up to 5 Largemouth, Smallmouth, or Spotted Bass per day combined.
    • Largemouth Bass: Must be at least 15 inches long to keep.
    • Smallmouth Bass: Must be at least 18 inches long to keep.
    • Spotted Bass: No minimum length specified.
  • Crappie Limit: Maximum of 15 per day combined, each must be at least 10 inches long.
  • Catfish: No limit for fish under 34 inches; only one fish over 34 inches allowed per day.
  • White Bass: Daily limit of 15, no size restrictions.
  • Yellow Bass: No restrictions on catch limit or size.
  • Walleye: Daily limit of 5, each must be at least 16 inches long.
  • Muskellunge: Catch limit of 1 per day, must be at least 50 inches long.
  • Paddlefish: Prohibited to take or possess in the reservoir and its tributaries.

Chickamauga

  • Bass Combination: Allowed 5 Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted, or Alabama Bass per day combined, with only one being a Smallmouth Bass.
  • Smallmouth Bass: Daily limit of 1, must be at least 18 inches long.
  • Crappie Quota: Maximum of 15 per day combined, each must measure at least 10 inches.
  • Catfish: No limit for fish under 34 inches; only one over 34 inches can be harvested daily.
  • Striped Bass/Hybrid Striped Bass: Allowed 2 per day combined, with a minimum length of 15 inches.
  • Walleye/Sauger: Daily limit of 5 Walleye and 10 Sauger, each must be at least 16 and 15 inches long, respectively.
  • Paddlefish: Allowed 2 per day, with a season open from April 24 through May 31.
  • Redear Sunfish/Rock Bass: Daily limit of 20 each, no length restrictions.

Hiwassee Refuge

  • Closure Period: From Nov. 15 through the last day of Feb., except for the wildlife viewing area.
  • Fishing Restrictions: During the refuge closure, public entry and fishing are allowed only on the main river channel passing through the refuge.

Cordell Hull

  • Bass Regulations: Anglers may catch up to 5 Largemouth, Smallmouth, or Spotted Bass per day combined.
    • Largemouth Bass: Must be at least 15 inches long to keep.
    • Smallmouth Bass: Must be at least 18 inches long to keep.
    • Spotted Bass: No minimum length specified.
  • Crappie Limit: Maximum of 15 per day combined, each must be at least 10 inches long.
  • Catfish: No limit for fish under 34 inches; only one fish over 34 inches allowed per day.
  • Striped Bass/Hybrid Striped Bass: Allowed 2 per day combined, with specific size restrictions.
  • White Bass: Daily limit of 15, no size restrictions.
  • Yellow Bass: No restrictions on catch limit or size.
  • Walleye/Sauger: Daily limit of 5 Walleye and 10 Sauger, each must be at least 16 and 15 inches long, respectively.
  • Paddlefish: Allowed 2 per day, with a season open from April 24 through May 31.
  • Redear Sunfish/Rock Bass: Daily limit of 20 each, no length restrictions.

Dale Hollow

  • Equipment Limit: No more than 4 rods and reels per angler.
  • Bass Regulations: Anglers may catch up to 5 Largemouth, Smallmouth, or Spotted Bass per day combined, with specific restrictions.
  • Crappie Limit: Maximum of 15 per day combined, each must be at least 10 inches long.
  • Catfish: No limit for fish under 34 inches; only one fish over 34 inches allowed per day.
  • White Bass: Daily limit of 15, no size restrictions.
  • Yellow Bass: No restrictions on catch limit or size.
  • Walleye/Sauger: Daily limit of 5 Walleye and 10 Sauger, each must be at least 16 and 15 inches long, respectively.
  • Muskellunge: Allowed 1 per day, must be at least 50 inches long.
  • Bluegill/Trout: Daily limit of 7 each, no length restrictions.

Special Restrictions for Dale Hollow

  • January 1–April 15:
    • On the east fork of the Obey from Compton boat ramp upstream to Hwy. 52 bridge, anglers are restricted to the use of one hook with a single point or one lure with a single hook with one point.
    • Walleye creel limit is 5 per day, with a minimum length of 16 inches. Only one walleye over 20 inches may be harvested.
    • No more than 3 rods and reels or poles per angler may be used during this period.

Great Falls

  • Bass Regulations: Anglers may catch up to 5 Largemouth, Smallmouth, or Spotted Bass per day combined.
    • Largemouth Bass: Must be at least 15 inches long to keep.
    • Smallmouth Bass: Must be at least 18 inches long to keep.
    • Spotted Bass: No minimum length specified.
  • Crappie Limit: Maximum of 15 per day combined, each must be at least 10 inches long.
  • Catfish: No limit for fish under 34 inches; only one fish over 34 inches allowed per day.
  • Walleye: Daily limit of 5, must be at least 16 inches long.
  • Muskellunge: Allowed 1 per day, must be at least 50 inches long.
  • Redear Sunfish/Rock Bass: Daily limit of 20 each, no length restrictions.
  • Bluegill/Warmouth: No creel or length limit specified.

Guntersville

  • Bass Regulations: Anglers may catch up to 5 Largemouth, Spotted, or Alabama Bass per day combined, with no length limit.
    • Smallmouth Bass: 1 per day, must be at least 18 inches long.
  • Crappie Limit: Maximum of 30 per day combined, each must be at least 9 inches long.
  • Catfish: No limit for fish under 34 inches; only one fish over 34 inches allowed per day.
  • Striped Bass/Hybrid Striped Bass: Allowed 2 per day combined, with specific size restrictions.
  • White Bass: Daily limit of 15, no size restrictions.
  • Yellow Bass: No restrictions on catch limit or size.
  • Walleye/Sauger: Daily limit of 5 Walleye and 10 Sauger, each must be at least 16 and 15 inches long, respectively.
  • Paddlefish: Allowed 2 per day, with a season open from April 24 through May 31.
  • Redear Sunfish/Rock Bass: Daily limit of 20 each, no length restrictions.
  • Bluegill/Warmouth: No creel or length limit specified.

Nickajack

  • Bass Regulations: Anglers may catch up to 5 Largemouth, Smallmouth, or Spotted Bass per day combined, with specific restrictions.
    • Smallmouth Bass: 1 per day, must be at least 18 inches long.
  • Crappie Limit: Maximum of 15 per day combined, each must be at least 10 inches long.
  • Catfish: No limit for fish under 34 inches; only one fish over 34 inches allowed per day.
  • Striped Bass/Hybrid Striped Bass: Allowed 2 per day combined, with specific size restrictions.
  • White Bass: Daily limit of 15, no size restrictions.
  • Walleye/Sauger: Daily limit of 5 Walleye and 10 Sauger, each must be at least 16 and 15 inches long, respectively.
  • Paddlefish: Allowed 2 per day, with a season open from April 24 through May 31.
  • Redear Sunfish/Rock Bass: Daily limit of 20 each, no length restrictions.
  • Bluegill/Warmouth: No creel or length limit specified.

Parksville

  • Bass Regulations: Anglers may catch up to 5 Largemouth or Smallmouth Bass per day combined, with specific size restrictions.
    • Largemouth Bass: Must be at least 15 inches long to keep.
    • Smallmouth Bass: Must be at least 18 inches long to keep.
  • Spotted/Alabama Bass: No creel or length limits specified.
  • Crappie Limit: Maximum of 15 per day, each must be at least 10 inches long.
  • Catfish: No limit for fish under 34 inches; only one fish over 34 inches allowed per day.
  • Muskellunge: Allowed 1 per day, must be at least 36 inches long.
  • Rock Bass/Redear Sunfish: Daily limit of 20 each, no length restrictions.
  • Bluegill/Warmouth: No creel or length limit specified.
  • Trout: Daily limit of 7, no length restrictions.
  • Yellow Perch: Daily limit of 15, no length restrictions.

Watts Bar

  • Bass Regulations: Anglers may catch up to 5 Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted, or Alabama Bass per day combined, with no length limits specified.
  • Crappie Limit: Maximum of 15 per day combined, each must be at least 10 inches long.
  • Catfish: No limit for fish under 34 inches; only one fish over 34 inches allowed per day.
  • Striped Bass/Hybrid Striped Bass:
    • April 1–Oct. 31: Allowed 2 per day combined.
    • Nov. 1–March 31: Allowed 2 per day combined, with specific size restrictions for Striped Bass.
  • White Bass/Yellow Bass: No restrictions on catch limit or size.
  • Walleye/Sauger: Daily limit of 5 Walleye and 10 Sauger, each must be at least 16 and 15 inches long, respectively.
  • Paddlefish: Allowed 1 per day, with a season open from May 1 through May 15.
  • Rock Bass/Redear Sunfish: Daily limit of 20 each, no length restrictions.
  • Muskellunge: Allowed 1 per day, must be at least 36 inches long.
  • Bluegill/Warmouth: No creel or length limit specified.
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