The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 24-26. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 9:20am
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 3:55pm
Monday, September 21, 2015 | 4:03pm
The University of Tennessee is preparing to conduct a brief survey of farmers and other rural landowners to estimate statewide economic damage from wild hogs. The study is being sponsored by the Tennessee Wild Hog Eradication Action Team (WHEAT).
Friday, February 27, 2015 | 3:27pm
Friday the 13th was Gabe Keen's lucky day.
The 28-year-old Campbell County High School history teacher was fishing on Chickamauga Reservoir Feb.13, preparing for an upcoming tournament, when something suddenly hammered his lure. Something big.
Big, as in a Tennessee state record largemouth bass: 15 pounds, three ounces. It was almost a pound heavier than the former record, which had stood for more than 60 years.
"I knew it was a big fish when she hit," says Keen, a veteran bass angler and coach of his high school's fishing team. "It was in 20 feet of water and she surged down. At first I thought it was about a 10-pounder. When I got it up to the surface she rolled and I got a look at her. That's when I realized how big she really was."
Photo by and courtesy, Richard Simms, Scenic City Fishing Charters