US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

Cordell Hull Lake Fishing Line and Conditions

Daily fishing information, lake elevations and generation schedules for Cordell Hull Lake can also be obtained by calling (615) 735-1050 or visiting www.facebook.com/cordellhulllake .

 

All schedules are subject to change with out notice or warning.

.Tennessee Valley Authority Logo

For weekend and up to the hour generation schedules and discharge information, visit:  TVA Lake Information or call 1-800-238-2264, press 4, then 47, then press the # key.

 

Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Agency Information

Fishing Regulations on Cordell Hull

Regulations are subject to change. Check with TWRA before fishing.  For the most up to date regulations and additional fishing information and regulations can be found at: https://www.tn.gov/twra/fishing.html

Largemouth/Smallmouth/Spotted Bass: 5 per day in combination.

Largemouth Bass: 15-inch minimum length limit.

Smallmouth Bass: 18-inch minimum length limit.

Spotted Bass: no minimum length.

Crappie (all species): 15 per day in combination, 10 inch minimum length limit.

Catfish (all species): no harvest limit for fish under 34 inches in length; only one fish over 34 inches in length may be harvested per day.

Striped Bass or Hybrid Striped Bass: 2 per day in combination.

Striped Bass: 32- to 42-inch PLR. Only one fish may be over 42 inches.

Hybrid Striped Bass: 15-inch minimum length.

White Bass: 15 per day, no length limit.

Yellow Bass: no creel or length limit.

Walleye: 5 per day, 16-inch minimum length limit.

Sauger: 10 per day, 15-inch minimum length limit.

Paddlefish: 2 per day; season is open from Apr 24 - May 31. Culling is prohibited.

Rock Bass: 20 per day, no length limit.

Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit.

Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit

 

Fishing Opportunities on Cordell Hull Lake (Fish Attractors, Boat Ramps, and Fishing Platforms)

Fishing Opportunities on Cordell Hull Lake

Fish Attractors

A map of fish attractors at Cordell Hull can be found at https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/twra/documents/fish-attractor-map-cordell-hull-lake.pdf

 

Closures - Cordell Hull Refuge

Between Freestate Bridge Highway 85A and Highway 56 Bridge

Public use including all forms of trespass and hunting is prohibited between November 15th and the last day of February. Public entry is permitted while on the main river channel passing through the refuge. Fishing by boat is allowed during the refuge closure in marked river channel only.