Fast-running mountain streams filled with trout, peaceful lakes swimming with bass and bream, wide rivers alive with fish of all kinds. These are the treats Tennessee has in store for the fishermen among you. Come on by and drop a line.


Bordering the mighty Mississippi River, Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park has much to offer. There are two fishing lakes, Piersol and Poplar Tree—with some outstanding largemouth bass in Poplar Tree, as well as bream and catfish. Remember to get a permit from the park office. Rental jonboats are available, or you can fish from the pier or bank. 

Admire wildlife and meadows from a new perspective as you fish the Harpeth River. East to west, top to bottom, Tennessee has the world of fishing for you to enjoy.


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