LIST: Record-size fish caught in Northeast Tennessee waterways


Northeast Tennessee is riddled with rivers and lakes, most of which are brimming with fish. The region offers a wide selection of freshwater fishing options, with some of the catches being the largest in the state.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) keeps an updated list of all the Tennessee State Fish Records. Each species is listed along with the date, location and angler who caught the record-holding fish.TWRA: Man pulls in record-setting fish on Cherokee Lake

The TWRA divides Tennessee into four regions. East Tennessee is also known as Region 4 and features 11 lakes and reservoirs in addition to the rivers that flow through it.

Not all of Tennessee’s 315 species of fish can be found in the East and Northeast areas. As a result, some record fish were caught exclusively in other regions.

Below are Tennessee’s record fish that were caught in Northeast Tennessee waterways using sportfishing methods:

Other record fish were caught in Northeast Tennessee using methods other than sportfishing, such as jugs, trotlines, spearguns and archery.