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Tellico Lake

TN (Blount, Loudon, Monroe)

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Fall Styles

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  • A-Rigging
  • Buzz Baiting
  • Carolina Rigging
  • Cast/Retrieve Deep
  • Cast/Retrieve Mid Depth
  • Cast/Retrieve Shallow
  • Chatterbaiting
  • Crankbaiting
  • Dropshot
  • Finesse Fishing
  • Froggin
  • Jerk Baiting
  • Livebait Rigging
  • Ned Rigging
  • Neko Rigging
  • Power Fishing
  • Power Jigging
  • Shaky Head Fishing
  • Spinnerbaits
  • Spybaiting
  • Texas Rigging
  • Top Water
  • Trolling Deep
  • Trolling Mid Depth
  • Trolling Shallow
  • Vertical Jigging Deep
  • Vertical Jigging Mid Depth
  • Vertical Jigging Shallow
  • Wacky Rigging

Lake Details


What you need to know about fishing Tellico Lake

Tellico Lake or Tellico Reservoir is a small, 16,000-acre reservoir in Tennessee, created by the Tennessee Valley Authority. The lake, which was originally planned as an extension of Fort Loudoun Reservoir, diverts water with the Tellico Dam through a short canal into Fort Loudoun. The last major reservoir created by the TVA, the Tellico dam was completed in 1979 which impounds the Little Tennessee River and the lower Tellico River. Unlike other lakes in the area, the Tellico is a cool-water reservoir due to the cold-water inflows from Chilhowee Reservoir and the Tellico River. Fishing can be great at times, but the reservoir does not support high densities of fish or provide great reproduction conditions. Bass populations include both largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass with largemouth as the most prevalent and targeted by anglers. Other target species include crappie, bluegill, rainbow trout, brown trout and walleye. One of the best times to fish for largemouth includes the pre-spawn. We recommend targeting channels and points with shallow running and slow retrieve crankbaits, spinner baits, buzz baits, and Carolina or Texas rigged soft plastics. Bass will move to deeper depths in the summer where they can be found in the river channels and on mid-lake humps. They can be caught using deeper diving crank baits, Carolina-rigs with upsized weights, and bass jigs with a number of plastic trailers. Tellico can be very murky in the spring and summer suggesting bright colors and even rattles. Try upsizing you blades on spinner baits and adding rattles to give the bass the chance of finding your tackle in the water.

Waterbody Type




Surface Area

61.34 sq. km

Avg. Depth

0 ft.

Species Present

Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Panfish / Bluegill, Catfish, Trout

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    A-RiggingBuzz BaitingCarolina RiggingCast/Retrieve DeepCast/Retrieve Mid DepthCast/Retrieve ShallowChatterbaitingCrankbaitingDropshotFinesse FishingFrogginJerk BaitingLivebait RiggingNed RiggingNeko RiggingPower FishingPower JiggingShaky Head FishingSpinnerbaitsSpybaitingTexas RiggingTop WaterTrolling DeepTrolling Mid DepthTrolling ShallowVertical Jigging DeepVertical Jigging Mid DepthVertical Jigging ShallowWacky Rigging

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