Coy Gaithers Bedford Lake in Tennessee

General Description

Coy Gaithers Bedford Lake can be found in Bedford County Tennessee.  The lake is approximately 14 miles east of Wartrace TN and Shelbyville TN.   The lake is 47 acres and has a picnic area for visitors,  The fishing facilities also included a boat launching ramp, fishing pier, and fish attractors.  


Largemouth Bass: 5 per day, 14–18 inch PLR. Only one (1) fish longer than 18 inches may be harvested.
Bluegill/Redear: 20 per day in combination, no length limit.
Crappie (all species): 15 per day, 10-inch minimum length limit.
Blue/Channel Catfish: 5 per day in combination, 14-inch minimum length limit.

TWRA Family Fishing Lakes License, Permit and General Information

What you can catch

Fish Species

Largemouth bass - crappie - bluegill - redear sunfish - blue & channel catfish

Fishing Tips

  • Early mornings and late afternoons are the best times for bass fishing, especially with top-water lures, and some of the best bass fishing occurs in rainy weather.
  • Use surface lures that make lots of noise.

Contact Information

Region 2 Office: 615-781-6622
Toll-Free:  1-800-624-7406
E-mail the office

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