TVA To Survey Sport Fish on Guntersville Reservoir
March 23, 2012
WHAT: TVA Sport Fish Survey
WHO: TVA Fisheries Biologist John Justice and local fishermen
WHEN: 7:30 a.m. CDT Tuesday, March 28
WHERE: Guntersville Reservoir at Short Creek boat ramp
TVA annually monitors fish in various reservoirs across the Tennessee Valley region and invites local anglers and the public to participate. The fish are collected using boat-mounted, electro-fishing equipment. The units harmlessly stun the fish for a brief time and bring them to the surface, where they are examined and evaluated by TVA biologists. Once weighed, measured and counted, the fish are released.
News media representatives will have the opportunity to ride in the boats and observe the process. Reporters and photographers should wear sneakers or other boating shoes. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit: http://www.tva.com/river/fishsurvey.htm
Take Route 79 heading south toward Guntersville. Turn Left on Hwy 431 south, turn left on HWY 237 (follow the signs toward Guntersville state park).
After leaving town you will go over the water a few times and head over a mountain; when you come off the mountain, the first bridge you come to will be short creek bridge. The ramp and parking area are immediately after crossing the bridge
Barbara Martocci, Knoxville, (865) 632-8632
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000