Williamsport Lakes in Tennessee

General Description

Williamsport Lakes is located in Maury County, on Highway 50 approximately 10 miles northwest of Columbia, just past the Duck River, or two miles east of the Natchez Trace Parkway, at the junction of Highways 50 and 247.

Whippoorwill Lake is 25 acres and only for youths 16 & under and the accompanying adult.  Blue Cat Lake is 80 acres, Goldeneye Lake is 13 acres, and Shellcracker Lake is 46 acres and anyone with a license can fish these lakes.  

The fishing facilities include a boat launching ramp, fishing piers, public restrooms, picnic tables, and a concessions area.   You can buy your fishing license, rent a boat and get your bait & tackle.  For more information call  (931) 583-2477.


Whippoorwill Lake is for juvenile fishing, only youths 16 and under and an accompanying adult may fish. Two wetland ponds, Egret and Heron, are closed to fishing.

Largemouth Bass: 1 per day, 20-inch minimum length limit.
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.
Hybrid Striped Bass: 2 per day, 15-inch minimum length limit.

TWRA Family Fishing Lakes License, Permit and General Information

What you can catch

Fish Species 

Largemouth bass - Florida bass - bluegill - redear sunfish - blue & channel catfish - Hybrid Striped bass

Fishing Tips

  • These lakes are managed for large bass, so appropriate weight tackle is advised. 
  • Bass are most active early and late during warm weather and will usually be found near cover. 
  • Bluegill can be taken on crickets and worms. 
  • Catfish can be taken on worms and liver.

Contact Information

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

Interactive Map of Williamsport Lake
Fishing Regulations
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