Despite the loss of weeds on the lake, the largemouth remain the biggest draw. Crappie are abundant and there are good numbers of Channel Catfish, sauger and Bluegill. 34,500 acres
Bass interest most anglers on Norris with largemouth and smallmouth leading the way. Solid numbers of both are reported. The striper population is on the rebound. Walleye and Crappie are present.
Fort Loudon is known for producing quality largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. The lake is popular with tournament anglers. Nearly 85 percent of all black bass caught are Largemouth Bass.
The black bass population on Tims Ford is composed of largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. Largemouth are the most abundant of the three and are the target of most anglers on the lake.