Hardin County Fishing Guide

Savannah is more than just the seat of Hardin County, it’s also the Catfish Capital of the World! Famous for its incredible fishing opportunities, the local waters of the Tennessee River offer plenty of large catfish as well as bass and a number of other popular species of fish. While fishing is excellent year-round, the best fishing can be had in the spring and fall each year. Visit the TWRA online for detailed information about local fishing and TN State Parks for info on fishing in Pickwick. Savannah and the surrounding area is also home to several fishing competitions and events throughout the year. For more information on upcomi­ng tournaments and contests, contact the Hardin County CVB.

Fishing Licenses

Fishing licenses go on sale February 18 and remain valid until the end of February the following year. For information on fishing licenses, including requirements, fees, and regulations, visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency online.

How to Purchase:

Online: https://license.gooutdoorstennessee.com/Licensing/CustomerLookup.aspx

Mobile App: https://www.tn.gov/twra/stay-connected/mobile-web-information.html

Phone: 1-888-814-8972

Mail: Send all required information and fees to the following address: TWRA Sales Office, P.O. Box 41729, Nashville, TN 37204-1729

Pickwick Lake Fishing Guides

Gordon’s Guide Service
Gordon Hardin 731-925-5306 (h). 731-727-4359
920 Morgan Ross Rd., Savannah, TN 38372. Smallmouth, largemouth, stripers, sauger, and crappie.

Phil King’s Catfishing Guide Service
34 CR 109, Corinth, MS 38834. Catfish guide service that even includes fish cleaning and a photo of your catch. 37 years of fishing; four-time winner of the National Catfish Derby; winner of the 2007, 2009, & 2011 Bass Pro Shop Big Cat Quest; and the 2003 Cabella’s Classic Champion. www.h2ow.com/catfish. pking103@comcast.net line

Professional Guide Service
Roger Stegall 662-432-3869
85 CR 256 Iuka, MS 38852. 30 years of guide experience of Pickwick Lake. Licensed by Coast Guard. www.fishpickwick.com 

Rick Matlock’s Guide Service
395 Preacher Drive, Counce, TN 38326. Full day or half day trips. Catfish, smallmouth, crappie, and stripers. 2012 National Catfish Derby World Champion.

Super Pro Guide Service
Roger Gant 662-665-5160
17 CR 505, Corinth, MS 38834. Year-round crappie fishing.

Talley’s Outdoors
Clagett Talley 731-925-2852 or 256-275-3349
1020-E Wayne Road, Savannah, TN 38372. Fishing guide services available at store.

Pickwick Lake Creel & Size Limits

Species Creel Limit Min. Length
Largemouth / Smallmouth
(No more than 5 black bass per day in any combination may be taken)
5 15
Spotted Bass 5 None
Crappie (all species) 30 9″
Catfish (all species)
No harvest limit for under 34″. 1 Fish per day over 34″
No Limit None
Stripped Bass or Hybrid Stripper Bass 2 in any combination 15″
White Bass 15 None
Yellow Bass No Limit None
Walleye 5 16″
Sauger 10 15″
Paddlefish (season: April 24 – May 31) 2 Culling Prohibited
Redear Sunfish 20 None
Bluegill / Warmouth & Other Sunfishes No Limit None
Skipjack 100 None

For more information, Contact:

Hardin County Convention & Visitors Bureau
495 Main Street, Savannah, TN 38372
Email: info@tourhardincounty.org

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
West Tennessee, Region I
200 Lowell Thomas Drive, Jackson, TN 38301
(731)423-5725(800)372-3928 (in state only)
Fax: (731)423-6483