Fishing Report From The TWRA

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Here is the TWRA fishing report:

Caney Fork:  Fishing is slow due to extreme generation.  A few browns are being caught while fishing jerkbaits near Happy Hollow.  Also, a few fish are being caught near the dam while casting spoons near the generators.

Center Hill:  Fishing is fair.  Water temperature is 86 degrees; lake is falling.  Several bass are being caught at night while using spinnerbaits and jigs and soft plastics on channel banks and points in 15 feet of water.  Walleye fishing is fair while trolling nightcrawlers on flats in 22 feet of water. 

Chickamauga: No report this week or next.

Dale Hollow:  Fishing is good.  Water temperature is 83 degrees; lake is falling.  Bass fishing is good at night while fishing jigs and spinnerbaits on points in 15 feet of water.  Several walleye are being caught while trolling near the dam at night in 26 feet of water.  Several walleye are being caught while jigging spoons on points in 26-to-30 feet of water. 

Hiwassee River: No report this week or next.

Parksville Lake: No report this week or next.

Watts Bar: No report this week or next.


Ivy Academy Hosts Save Georgia’s Hemlocks For Free Hemlock Help Clinic

Ivy Academy will host Save Georgia’s Hemlocks’ Donna Shearer for a free Hemlock Help Clinic on Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in the community is welcome to attend. You will gain information about the invasive insect that’s killing our hemlocks, what can be done to save these valuable trees, and why it’s urgent to take action now.  You’ll learn how ... (click for more)

TDEC Announces Lifting Of Little Pigeon River Water Contact Advisory

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announces the lifting of a water contact advisory of the Little Pigeon River, downstream of Sevierville in Sevier County. Water contact advisories have also been lifted for several small tributaries to the West Prong of the Little Pigeon, including Gnatty Branch, Baskins Creek, King Branch, Roaring ... (click for more)

Berke Names Fred Fletcher, Of Austin, Tex., New Chattanooga Police Chief

Mayor Andy Berke announced Thursday that Fred Fletcher of Austin, Tex., is his pick for Chattanooga Chief of Police. With 20 years of experience in law enforcement, Mr. Fletcher has served in an executive, command, or supervisory role for 12 years.  As commander in Region III of the Austin Police Department, Mr. Fletcher spearheaded community initiatives including a drug market ... (click for more)

Child, 23 Months, Found Dead In Crib With Fentanyl Patch On Back; Death Ruled Homicide

A 23-month-old Chattanooga boy has been found dead in his crib with a Fentanyl patch on his back. The death of Demarcus Bryant at 7655 Borris Dr. last month was ruled a homicide. An autopsy report says he died from "Fentanyl patch placed by someone else." Chattanooga Police are investigating. No one has yet been charged. The child was found face down in his crib. ... (click for more)

A Slap In The Face To Local Police Applicants

Little Andy has once again shown what he thinks about the Chattanooga Police Department by ignoring all the applicants from within the department. There were several great candidates within the police department that had as much experience as the chosen one from 1,000 miles away. This is a slap in the face for any officer who is at the Chattanooga Police Department who has aspirations ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Northwestern Players Vote

The National Labor Relations Board, 0-1 this week after the United Auto Workers cancelled a hearing one hour before it was to begin in Chattanooga, has another chance for a last-minute finish today. In what will be under a more harsh light, the Northwestern University football team is expected to vote on whether to become a union Friday morning. Yesterday afternoon there remained ... (click for more)