Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

TWRA's Region 4 - East Tennessee

Reservoir Fisheries Management Program

Spawning Temperatures

 

These are the approximate temperatures that various species spawn and when to expect the first fry to emerge.

Species         

  Spawn  

  First Fry  

 
Paddlefish
50-55
57
Largemouth
68-72
75
Smallmouth
59-60
65
Spotted Bass
63-68
70
Black crappie
62-68
68
White crappie
60-65
65
Walleye
45-50
50
Sauger
40-45
47
Striped bass
59-65
68
Hybrid striped bass  
55-57
60
White bass
57-58
63
Yellow bass
62-67
70
Warmouth
75-80
80
Bluegill
70-75
77
Redear sunfish
68-75
77
Green sunfish
75-85
85
Channel catfish
75-80
82
Blue catfish
70-75
78
Musky
49-59
52
Brown trout
47-52
51
Rainbow trout
50-55
55

 

 

Eagle Bend Hachery Spawning Station

 

 

 

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