TVA To Survey Sport Fish on Wheeler Reservoir
March 27, 2014
TVA Sport Fish Survey
TVA Fisheries Biologists, local fishermen and general public
7:30 a.m. CST Tuesday, April 1
Wheeler Reservoir, Second Creek at Highway 72
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 and appropriate attire. For more information, visit: http://www.tva.com/river/fishsurvey.htm.
Traveling east on U.S. Highway 72: from the intersection of U.S. 72 and State Route 101 (Wheeler Dam Road) go 1.6 miles, crossing Second Creek causeway, and turn left on County Road 575 to the launch ramp. Going west on U.S. 72, turn right on County Road 575 about a half mile before the causeway.
Kristine Cooper, Huntsville, (256) 430-4837
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000