• Fishing Report


    Douglas Lake- Crappie and Walleye are the two species mainly sought after and were targeted far more often than black bass. The fishing has been super across the lake with outstanding crappie and walleye catches and the good fishing has been repetitive day after day with only minor glitches in the routine usually blamed on a rapid change in water temperature or level.

  • Oliver Springs team finds success on the lake

    Oliver Springs High School seniors Dustin Mayton and Hayden Everett represented Tennessee at the Southeastern Conference Bass Fishing Championship on Sept. 29 at Lake Wylie along the border of North and South Carolina.

  • Bowling wins FLW Watts Bar event

    Harriman’s Jonathan Bowling weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 28 pounds, 11 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division super tournament recently held on Watts Bar Lake in Rockwood. For his victory, Bowling earned $4,540.

  • Oliver Springs duo wins state fishing title
  • TWRA fish identification guide available

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has published The Angler’s Guide to Tennessee Fish, a new identification guide on the vast variety of fish species in the state. The new guide is currently available at TWRA offices and online at TWRA’s website www.tnwildlife.org

  • Ventura named SEAFWA Officer of the Year

    Mark Ventura, of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, has received the prestigious honor of being named as the Tennessee Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) Wildlife Officer of the Year. Ventura was presented the award during the 65rd Annual SEAFWA Conference that the TWRA hosted in Nashville.

  • Fishing regulations set at TWRC meeting

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission heard several topics concerning commercial fishing and also approved the 2012 sport fishing regulations among business at a recent meeting.

  • Nice Catch
  • TWRA releases walleye into Watts Bar Lake

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has established a walleye stocking program in the Watts Bar Reservoir by recently releasing more than 220,000 fingerlings in the lake. The young walleye were raised at the Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery and were stocked in various locations around the reservoir to augment sauger stocking in Watts Bar.

  • Budget cuts could hurt trout

    Federal fish hatcheries responsible for raising 60 percent of all trout in Tennessee are in jeopardy due to proposed federal budget cuts. The cuts would become effective Oct. 11, 2011 and would eliminate a majority of the funding for the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery and the Erwin National Fish Hatchery.