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Anglers hooked on Watts Bar

By Nick Davis nick.davis@news-herald.net Anglers from 13 states took to Watts Bar Lake in Loudon over the weekend to compete in the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail. More than 50 teams participated in the two-day tournament for an opportunity to

Tennessee Valley Authority can face injury suits, top court says

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the government-owned power utility corporation Tennessee Valley Authority cannot generally claim sovereign immunity to avoid personal injury lawsuits. The justices in a unanimous 9-0 ruling reversed the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of

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Sturgeon reintroduction program shifts to final stretch

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A throng of spectators lined the boat ramp under the Market Street Bridge at the edge of Coolidge Park as onlookers watched from above, witnessing the reintroduction of the Tennessee River’s largest fish on a hot

King Kat tournament returning to Loudon

By Nick Davis nick.davis@news-herald.net Apr 17, 2019 Catfish anglers from multiple states will soon arrive in Loudon County to take part in the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail May 3-4 on Watts Bar Lake. Local and

2019 Ijams River Rescue – Watts Bar Lake Results

2019 Ijams River Rescue – Watts Bar Lake Results The results of the spring 2019 River Rescue coordinated by the TVA/Watts Bar Lake Association are listed below: Number of volunteers: 57 Number of bags colected: 264 Number of Tires: 49

Lenoir City anglers back on the water

By Nick Davis nick.davis@news-herald.net The Lenoir City High School Bass Club was busy over the weekend as teams up split to fish in two East Tennessee tournaments. Dalton Bailey and Hayden Stockett had the strongest day on the water Saturday,

Bryan College Wins College Classic Tournament on Watts Bar Lake

Bryan College Wins College Classic Tournament on Watts Bar Lake KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Cole Sands and Bailey Fain got ahead of today’s unfavorable weather conditions, sacked up a five-bass limit that weighed 13 pounds, 11 ounces and won the Bassmaster College

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Headland Alabama Wins High School Classic Tournament on Watts Bar Lake

Headland Alabama Wins High School Classic Tournament on Watts Bar Lake KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Mobility was the key for Gracie Herbold and Aaron Cherry of Headland Bass Team, who caught a five-bass limit that weighed 16 pounds, 9 ounces to

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Mahaffey Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Watts Bar Lake

Mahaffey Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Watts Bar Lake ROCKWOOD, Tenn. (March 4, 2019) – Boater Jeffrey Mahaffey of Bristol, Tennessee, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 20 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the Bass Fishing League

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Microplastics hit home: Tennessee River among the most plastic polluted in the world

Microplastics hit home: Tennessee River among the most plastic polluted in the world Andrew Capps, Knoxville News Sentinel Microplastics, or tiny pieces of various types of plastic less than 5 millimeters long, have long been accumulating in sources of freshwater

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