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The bass fishing world was buzzing in 2018 when Bassmaster Magazine declared Chickamauga Lake the second best bass fishing lake in the entire nation. However in the 2019 Bassmaster Top 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings, Bassmaster decided that the bass fishing …

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The Silver Carp Report – WBEFC All: The Silver Carp Threat Report is now available through a link to the WBEFC website. http://wbefc.org/silver-carp-report/ These fish are the most serious and REAL threat to our lakes that has ever risen. It …

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For Immediate Release, June 4, 2019 Endangered Mussels to Gain Protected Habitat in 18 Eastern, Midwestern States Contact: Tierra Curry, (928) 522-3681, tcurry@biologicaldiversity.org WASHINGTON— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today agreed to designate critical habitat for four endangered freshwater …

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TVA-Notice of Comment Period and Public Meetings TVA’s Updated Natural Resource Plan and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Available for Public Comment and Review TVA has released its draft Natural Resource Plan (NRP) and associated draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) …

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Clean Boating Day on Watts Bar Reservoir Watts Bar Lake Association (WBLA) is planning a Clean Boating Day on Watts Bar Reservoir on Saturday, June 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members are needed to man boat ramps to …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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