Glenn Springs Lake in Tennessee

Glenn Springs Lake Map

General Description

Glenn Springs Lake can be found in Tipton County, Tennessee,  on Glenn Springs Road 12 miles northeast of Millington. From Memphis: Take U.S. Highway 51N to Millington. Turn left on Wilkinsville Road. At the end of Wilkinsville Road, turn left on Drummonds Road, right on Glenn Springs Road, then right on Grimes Road.

The fishing lake is 310 acres with restrooms, concessions area, and public restrooms.  You can buy your fishing license, with your bait and tackle as well.  The facility has boat launching ramps, fish attractors, fishing piers, and boat and trolling motor rentals.  For more information please call (731) 318-2283.

Largemouth Bass: No creel limit for fish 18 inches and less in length, only one fish over 18 inches in length may be harvested per day.
Bluegill/Redear: 20 per day in combination, no length limit.
Crappie (all species): No creel or length limit.
Blue/Channel Catfish: 5 per day in combination, no length limit.

TWRA Family Fishing Lakes

Hours

The lakes are open to fishing all week. Lakes will open one‑half hour before official sunrise and close one‑half hour after official sunset, except Garrett Lake which is open 24 hours a day. Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day the following lakes are closed: Gibson Co., Glenn Springs, Herb Parsons, and Lake Graham.

Permits

A daily lake permit of $6.00 (available at most lakes), in addition to the regular fishing license, is required to use these lakes. At Lake Halford, a daily or annual permit is required for anyone using the lake or facilities for any type of recreation. A lake permit is not required at Garrett and Whiteville lakes. All residents 16 through 64 years of age, and nonresidents 16 years of age or older must have a permit. Sportsman license and lifetime license holders do not need a lake permit. Resident anglers 65 years of age and older do not need a permit, but do need a fishing license. A $48.00 Annual Lake Permit may also be purchased at many of the lakes with concessionaires, and is good at all TWRA fishing lakes. For Coy Gaither-Bedford Lake, a daily lake permit should be purchased from a license agent in the surrounding area before going to the lake. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at all agency lakes. Boats used for any activity other than fishing are prohibited, except for hunting on specific lakes during the regular hunting season as listed in the Tennessee Hunting Guide. Speed boating, personal water craft, water skiing, and swimming are prohibited. Houseboats, sailboats and inboard cruisers are prohibited. On Coy Gaither-Bedford, Marrowbone, VFW and Williamsport lakes, only trolling motors can be used. At Lake Halford recreational boating, personal watercraft, water-skiiing and swimming are allowed. Boats may be rented for $10.00 per day at some lakes on a seasonal basis. There is no charge for paddles.

Tackle

Only rods and reels, poles, hand-held lines, and jugs may be used. Snagging is prohibited. Trotlines and limblines are prohibited.

From April 1 through Sept. 30, jug fishing is prohibited on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. On days open to jug fishing, each boat is limited to 10 jugs or blocks per day.

Fish Species Found

Largemouth bass - bluegill - crappie - catfish

Fishing Tips:

  • Use darker colored crankbaits in the early morning or in cloudy, low light conditions. 
  • On sunny days try chrome or light-colored crankbaits that reflect light and draw the fish's attention.

Contact Information

Region 1 Office: 731-423-5725
Toll-Free:  800-372-3928
E-mail the office

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