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my wife and i live in nh, we want to move to a warmer climate, i want to move to a town that has some nice big bass, anybody know of any lakes and the towns they are located in. tia

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You might want to send Roadwarrior (Kent) a pm and ask him, he lives in Tennessee.

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Tennessee has numerous large lakes with good bass fishing. East Tennessee probably has the largest collection of lakes in a relatively small area. There are at least half a dozen large lakes within 30-45 minutes of the Knoxville area. I live on one of the smaller lakes (Douglas Lake), I don't remember the acreage but it has 555 miles of shoreline................Al

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Depends on where you want to live in Tennessee. East Tennessee generally has more lakes with in a short drive.

I live in Morristown, Tennessee on the shore of Cherokee Lake. I'm not far from Douglas lake and I'm about 45 minutes from Fort Loudon lake and maybe an hour from Norris lake.

Cherokee lake is about 33,000 acres.

Problem with Tennessee lakes it that they are own by the TVA, so our waters aren't full pool year round. You'll have to get used to navagating around rocky banks and island. Cherokee lake isn't even full pool as of right now. In winter time Cherokee Lake wil be about 30-40 feet below full pool.

Not trying to discourage your move, but I'm give you the reality of what is like around here.

Far as fishing, there is some pretty quality size in Cherokee, but it can be really hard to fish this lake.

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I live on the other side of Tn and the geography is as different as night and day (so are the lakes). Unless you are talking about Kentucky Lake or Pickwick all our lakes are smaller state run lakes. Usually all electric motors only or no-wake lakes. The fishing is pretty much average to GREAT (any day out on the water is at least Good for me ;)even if I don't catch many so you'll have to take my opinion with a grain of salt ;D)...

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A few years ago Bassmaster's Magazine members ranked

Birmingham, AL "Bass Capital of the World". Nashville came

in third.

Nashville offers easy access to a number of lakes (Piercy

Priest, Center Hill, Cordell Hull, Old Hickory, Dale Hollow)

and the Cumberland River. Kentucky Lake and Barkley are

within a few hours drive. The Tennessee State Capital has

a vibrant economy, all the emenities of a large city and southern

charm. There is no state income tax.

8-)

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thank you for all the info everyone, probably gonna fly down mid aug to check it out, my wife is also considering georgia, i told her it doesnt matter to me as long as its warm in the winter and i can fish most of the year 8-). i am done with the cold, 4 years ago i got a hip replacement. a metal hip and the cold do not go good together, again thanks everyone.

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