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Mississippi River

I -40 Bridge Near Memphis

Bobby Wilson Holding a Flathead Catfish  Blue Sucker

The Mississippi river flows 167 miles along Tennessee Fishing immediately downstream of dikes and revetments can be productive for include catfish, striped bass, white bass, and sauger. Side channel sloughs and backwater areas that are connected to the main channel are also good fishing areas for catfish, bass and panfish.

Shovelnose Sturgeon  Checking Gill Net

Since 1999 TWRA biologists have been sampling the river to describe the fisheries resources in the river. Biologists use bottom trawls, seines and electrofishing boats to inventory fish species

Striped Bass and Hybrid Bass  Mississippi River Sauger