Spawning Temperatures Table

The following table lists the spawning temperatures of various fish species in Tennessee. Temperatures are given in degrees Fahrenheit (F)

 

Species Spawning
First Fry
(approximate temperature)
Paddlefish   50-55   ~57
Largemouth   68-72   ~75
Smallmouth   59-60   ~65
Striped Bass   59-65   ~68
Cherokee Bass   55-57   ~60
Spotted Bass   63-68   ~70
White Bass   57-68   ~63
Yellow Bass   62-67   ~70
Warmouth   75-80   ~80
Bluegill*   70-75   ~77
Redear   68-75   ~77
Green Sunfish   75-85   ~85
Black Crappie   62-68   ~68
White Crappie   60-65   ~65
Channel Catfish   75-80   ~82
Blue Catfish   70-75   ~78
Walleye   45-50   ~50
Sauger   40-45   ~47
Muskie   49-59   ~52
Northern Pike   40-52   ~54
Rainbow Trout   50-55   ~55
Brown Trout   47-52   ~51
Brook Trout   45-48   ~50