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Kayak Fishing World Championship Arrived In Cookeville Tuesday

The 2023 Kayak Fishing World Championship arrived in the Upper Cumberland Tuesday with a Parade of Nations through downtown Cookeville. Putnam County Visitors Bureau Marketing Manager Tessa Davis said a similar but smaller competition was held in Cookeville in 2019, and this is the first time the Upper Cumberland will be hosting the World Championship. She said teams from several ... Read More »

TWRA Makes Small Regulation Change For Fall Creek Falls Large-Mouth Bass

The 2023 Tennessee Fishing Guide is now available with one small change in regulations at Fall Creek Falls. TWRA Communications Coordinator Mime Barnes said the annual guide covers fishing regulations statewide. She said this includes large and small reservoirs, community fishing lakes, and streams and rivers. “There’s a change for large-mouth bass at Fall Creek Falls, 10 fish per day ... Read More »

TWRA Proposing New Fishing Regulations For Tennessee Waters

TWRA asking for public comment on proposed new fishing regulations in Tennessee waters. Regional Fisheries Program Manager Mark Thurman there are several proposals for waters specific to the Upper Cumberland, including Fall Creek Falls. He said these include kreel limits for bass, blue gill, and catfish. “The goal of that regulation is to increase the quality at fisheries by spreading ... Read More »

Fall Creek Falls And Dale Hollow Lake Get State Funding For Fishing

Fall Creek Falls Lake and Dale Hollow Lake will be a part of a new state initiative to enhance fishing at 18 Tennessee lakes. Governor Bill Lee and fishing icon Bill Dance announced the Bill Dance Signature Lakes program Thursday. Some $15 million will be invested in fish stocking, habitat and fisheries management as well as improved access for fishing ... Read More »

Fall Creek Falls Father’s Day Offering Endless Outdoor Opportunities

A Fall Creek Falls Father’s Day Weekend offers a little bit of everything for a dad looking to get outdoors. Park Manager Jacob Young said fishing weather is at its peak and the same goes for golf. Young said waters are at a perfect level for swimming or just getting a refreshing splash from the iconic waterfalls. “You can come ... Read More »

Kids Fishing Rodeo Returns To Dale Hollow

The Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery is hosting its 23rd Kids’ Fishing Rodeo in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week. Acting in association with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Project Leader Thomas Reeves said the event is a great opportunity for young fishers of any level to come and enjoy the ... Read More »

Cookeville Lands Two National Youth Fishing Tournaments

Two national youth fishing tournaments have been announced for Cookeville, expanding on the 2021 U.S. Kayak Open. Molly Brown leads the Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors Bureau Executive Director. She said local high school students can compete in the Kayak Bass Fishing High School Open and the Youth U.S. Kayak Open Fishing Championship. Brown said this is another piece to boosting tourism ... Read More »

Podcast Launched For Lake Lovers, First Timers

Upper Cumberland lake lovers can get their Dale Hollow Lake fix with a new podcast. The Dale Hollow Lake Podcast is hosted by Richard and Nathan DeVries. Nathan DeVries said working at East Point Marina the idea came out of all the questions they get from both locals and first timers. “We have people who come into our marina all ... Read More »

Time To Renew Hunting and Fishing Licenses For 2021

Hunting and Fishing licenses expired in February, and sportsmen need to renew for the Spring turkey season and fishing. TWRA Wildlife Information Specialist Mime Barnes said licenses can be renewed online or in-person. Barnes said that having a license supports wildlife efforts and keeps hunters and fishermen out of trouble. “If you think about how much public land we have ... Read More »