(a) A resident of Tennessee may fish in the waters of such person's county of legal
residence by use of a hook and line or a single trotline with not more than fifty
(50) hooks, and natural or cut bait if such person possesses a county of residence
fishing license. Additionally, possession of this license permits a person who resides in a city
that lies in two (2) or more counties to fish in all of the waters of that city, including
those waters in the city lying outside of the person's county of legal residence.
(b) Other appropriate license is required:
(1) To fish within one's county of legal residence, for residents who do not qualify
for a county of residence fishing license under subsection (a) or who qualify but
who choose to purchase any other appropriate license;
(2) To fish outside one's county of legal residence unless such person qualifies under
the exception contained in subsection (a);
(3) If minnows or artificial lures are used;
(4) If one fishes in a state lake or state-owned or operated wildlife management area;
(5) To fish for or take trout.
(c) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
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