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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approves 2013-2014 Fishing Regulations

 

Liberty Park Lake, Clarksville TN: Catfish – Established a 5 per day Creel Limit

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRATiptonville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the 2013-14 fishing regulations at its October meeting which concluded Friday afternoon and was held near Reelfoot State Park.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials made the original recommendations at the TFWC’s August meeting in Nashville.

Next year’s regulations changes include umbrella/Alabama rigs, skipjack herring, wild trout streams, walleye on Cherokee Reservoir, and bass on Pickwick, Parksville and Cordell Hull reservoirs. Other new regulations limit the number of commercial fishing permits and define waters within certain wildlife management areas open to commercial fishing. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA presents Fishing Proposals for 2013

 

Now Accepting Regulations Comments

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) Fisheries Division announced its proposed 2013 fishing regulation changes that will be presented to the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) at its October meeting. The TWRA made the proposals at the August 23rd-24th meeting of the TFWC in Nashville.

The proposals cover a variety of topics including Alabama rigs, skipjack herring, wild trout streams, walleye on Cherokee Reservoir, and bass on Pickwick, Parksville and Cordell Hull reservoirs. Other proposals limit the number of commercial licenses, the addition of new commercial gear, and define waters open to commercial fishing. For a complete list of the proposals, visit the TWRA website at www.tnwildlife.org. «Read the rest of this article»

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Lack of Rain Keeps Some TVA Reservoir Levels Below Normal

 

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Tennessee Valley AuthorityKnoxville, TN – Despite recent rainfall, several reservoirs managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority are experiencing lower water levels due to below normal rain and runoff this spring and may not reach targeted summer recreation levels by June 1st.

TVA is working to provide the highest possible water levels to support popular recreation activities including boating, fishing and swimming all across the Tennessee Valley. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRC hears Fishing updates among business at September Meeting

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRACrossville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission heard several fishing-related items, including an update on Tennessee’s statewide trout fishing programs, among its business conducted at its September meeting held at the Crossville Hampton Inn.

The commission, which will approve the 2011 sport fishing regulations at its October meeting, heard an update on a pair of changes. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency decided to keep its original recommendations concerning the size limit on crappie at Whiteville Lake in Hardeman County and the closed fishing zone in Cherokee Reservoir.

As was discussed at the August commission meeting, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that shovelnose sturgeon be listed as a “similarity of appearance” species with the federally endangered pallid sturgeon. Proclamation 10-12 amends the commercial fishing proclamation to prohibit the take (harvest) of this species by commercial fishing activities in Tennessee. In addition, due to the action taken by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on shovelnose sturgeon, the agency is proposing to prohibit the harvest of this species by sport fishing methods as well. If sturgeon are accidentally captured, they should be released immediately. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency meeting

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission will hear an update on the proposed 2011 sport fish proposals and an overview of Tennessee’s trout program at its September meeting. The TWRC will meet September 22nd-23rd in Crossville at the Hampton Inn.

The commission was presented the 2011 sport fish proposals at its August meeting. An update on two sport fish changes, that were mentioned at the August 2010 Commission meeting (Whiteville Lake crappie and the closed fishing zone in Cherokee Reservoir), will be made.

As was discussed at the August commission meeting, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that shovelnose sturgeon be listed as a “similarity of appearance” species with the federally endangered pallid sturgeon. Proclamation 10-12 amends the commercial fishing proclamation to prohibit the take (harvest) of this species by commercial fishing activities in Tennessee. In addition, due to the action taken by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on shovelnose sturgeon, the agency is proposing to prohibit the harvest of this species by sport fishing methods as well. «Read the rest of this article»

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