2016-17 Sport Fish Changes

Written By: TWRA   Date: 11.09.15   (Conservation News)

Region I

Pin Oak Lake (Natchez-Trace State Park)-Black bass: 12-16 inch PLR (slot limit), creel limit of 10 bass per day.

Beech River Watershed Lakes

Pine Lake: Largemouth bass - Creel limit of 10 bass per day

Dogwood and Redbud lakes: Largemouth bass &ndash 12-16 inch PLR (slot limit), creel limit of 10 bass per day.



Region II

Elk River and its tributaries from Tims Ford Dam downstream to I-65 Bridge

1.20-inch minimum length limit for Brown Trout, 1 fish daily.

2.Creel limit of 7 trout per day (all species in combination).

Campbell Lake (Maury County)

Grass carp may not be harvested.



Region III

Cordell Hull Reservoir

Largemouth bass- 15-inch minimum length limit, creel limit of 5/day in combination with other bass species.

Parksville Reservoir

Largemouth bass- 15-inch minimum length limit, creel limit of 5/day in combination with smallmouth bass.

Watts Bar Reservoir

Paddlefish - Reduce creel limit from 2 to 1 per day.



Region IV

Douglas Reservoir

October 16-May 31: 15-inch minimum length limit for smallmouth bass with a creel limit of 5/day in combination with other bass species.

June 1-October 15: 18-inch minimum length limit for smallmouth bass. Only one smallmouth bass may be harvested as part of 5/day bass creel limit.

Smallmouth bass regulations on Douglas Reservoir will be extended upstream to the Highway 321 bridges on the French Broad and Pigeon rivers.

Cherokee Reservoir

October 16-May 31: 15-inch minimum length limit for smallmouth bass with a creel limit of 5/day in combination with largemouth bass.

June 1-October 15: 18-inch minimum length limit for smallmouth bass. Only one smallmouth bass may be harvested as part of a 5/day creel limit in combination with largemouth bass.

Smallmouth bass regulations on Fort Loudoun Reservoir will be extended upstream on the French Broad River to Douglas Dam.

Crayfish Restrictions

Crayfish harvested for food from the French Broad, Holston, and Clinch rivers and their tributaries shall not be possessed alive away from the body of water from which they were harvested. Crayfish harvested for bait in these watersheds may be used as live bait, but may not be moved from the water body of capture.


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