Year: 2018

Along quiet streams or shaded riverbanks, a lone Green Heron may flush ahead of the observer, crying “kyow” as it flies up the creek. This small heron is solitary at most seasons and often somewhat secretive, living around small bodies …

The Green Heron Read More »

TVA proposes to change the land use allocations for six parcels of public land on Watts Bar Reservoir, affecting a total of 226 acres of TVA land in Rhea and Roane counties in east Tennessee. In February 2009, TVA issued …

Amendments to the Watts Bar Reservoir Land Management Plan Read More »

By Richard Simms -November 27, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Most fishermen just call it “grass.” Others refer to it as “milfoil” (although that is just one species of many). Scientific types called it “aquatic vegetation,” while most dock owners refer …

Tenn. Senator Studies New Law to Manage Aquatic Vegetation on Area Lakes Read More »

To: WBEFC Board Members, ERB, Roane County Commission From: Dr. Tim Joseph, WBEFC Chairman Subject: Senator Bell Hearing All: I am providing “My” perspective on the results of the Senator Bell’s hearing in Nashville which took place on the 15th. …

Update: Senator Bell Hearing concerning application of aquatic herbicides Read More »

LaRue County’s Wyatt Pearman and Evan Morris captured the Fishing University’s “Make Me A Star” team challenge. With the win came with a four-year tuition scholarship from Bethel University as well as a spot on the Bethel Wildcats Fishing Team …

FISHING: Pearman, Morris edge Baker, Perry to win Make Me A Star tournament Read More »

By Nick Davis nick.davis@news-herald.net The Lenoir City High School Bass Club continues to build on momentum, as three duos placed in the top 20 of Saturday’s Southeast Region Tennessee BASS Nation tournament on Watts Bar Lake. For a second straight …

Bass Club competes in region tourney Read More »

The Lenoir City High School Bass Club was back on the water Saturday competing against high schools from the region in the Bass Pro Shops Tournament on Fort Loudoun Lake. The duo of Dalton Bailey and Hayden Stockett came away …

LCHS anglers compete locally Read More »

The Tennessee River has an alarming amount of microplastics that could threaten the health of species in the world’s most aquatically biodiverse freshwater ecosystem, scientists warn. Results of the most comprehensive study on surface pollutants in the Tennessee River’s history …

Tennessee River has shocking amount of microplastics, scientists warn Read More »

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Chase Henley of Roane County won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division tournament on Watts Bar Lake. Henley had a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 32 pounds, 15 ounces. Henley earned $5,126 in the …

LOCAL AND AREA FISHERMAN PLACE IN TOURNAMENT FINAL ON WATTS BAR LAKE Read More »