Month: April 2017

Crappie season is welcome sign of spring By Larry Woody, Outdoors Writer As far as I’m concerned, there’s no fishing like crappie fishing, and springtime is prime time. Part of the charm of crappie fishing is that it comes at …

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Conserve forests along rivers to Forever Green Tennessee (opinion) By Kathleen Williams Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration has conserved wonderful new parks, but more investments are needed to Forever Green Tennessee! Tennessee is known as the “greenest state in the Land …

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Aquatic weeds in Watts Bar Lake subject of May informational meeting [photos] By Ben Benton SPRING CITY, Tenn. — By late summer, the water weeds are so thick you could almost walk on parts of Watts Bar Lake without getting …

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Spring City newcomer a Bassmaster champion Many people know that Rhea County is home to three regular contenders in the top Fishing League Worldwide bass tournament series, including its points champion three of the last four years. But now the …

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There’s a charm about Crappie LARRY WOODY • APR 11, 2017 AT 8:30 AM larrywoody@gmail.com As far as I’m concerned, there’s no fishing like crappie fishing, and springtime is prime time. Part of the charm of crappie fishing is that …

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What to Expect if You Lock Through Watts Bar Dam—in a Canoe Going Upstream In Outdoors, Voice in the Wilderness by Kim Trevathan April 5, 2017 Within a barge length or two of Watts Bar Nuclear Plant across the lake, …

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By Hugh Willett A group of Watts Bar Lake residents have established a stakeholders group to address the numerous aspects of the invasive aquatic weeds. The newly formed Watts Bar Ecology and Fishery Council met last week at The Roane …

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By Matthew Cimitile For Shannon O’Quinn, a watershed specialist at the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Tennessee River provides much more than a livelihood. “It is a special place to my family,” he says. “It is where we live and play …

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