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Sport Fish Survey Schedule

2014 Spring Sport Fish Survey

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As part of the spring sport fish survey, fish collected by TVA crew members are weighed, measured, and released unharmed.

TVA will conduct the 2014 survey from March 11 through May 1.

The results of the survey, which employs a boat-mounted electrofishing technique, are used by state agencies to protect and improve sport fisheries. TVA biologists use electrofishing equipment to sample fish at selected locations. In that process an electric current is used to temporarily stun the fish so they float to the top. They’re collected with nets, counted, weighed, measured, and released unharmed.

The schedule for the 2014 survey is below.

2014 Spring Sportfish Survey Schedule


Reservoir Date Site Ramp
Wilson March 11 Wilson Dam Fleet Hollow
March 12 Shoals Creek Lock Six
Nickajack March 13 Marion County Park Marion County Park
Chickamauga March 18 Harrison Bay/Wolftever* Wolftever Ramp @ Hwy 58
March 19 Skull Island Skull Island
March 20 Sale Creek Sale Creek Day Use
Guntersville March 25 Honeycomb Creek Hwy 431 bridge
March 26 Short Creek* Short Creek
March 27 Waterfront Grocery Waterfront Grocery
Wheeler April 1 Second Creek* Second Creek @ Hwy 72
April 2 First Creek Joe Wheeler State Park
April 3 Elk River Elk River @ Hwy 72
Pickwick April 8 Pickwick Dam Pickwick State Park
April 10 Bear Creek Embayment Rose Trail
Watts Bar April 15 Watts Bar Dam Watts Bar Dam
April 16 Blue Springs Blue Springs Marina
April 17 Caney Creek Caney Creek Ramp
Ft. Loudoun April 22 Yarberry Peninsula Yarberry Peninsula
April 23 Carl Cowan Park* Carl Cowan Park
April 24 Louisville Louisville
Douglas April 29 Douglas Dam Douglas Dam
April 30 Dandridge Dandridge Bridge
May 1 Swann's Bridge Swann's Marina
*media day


Note: The schedule is subject to change.

Sport Fish Survey

View more information about the survey, including an overview of 2013 results.

Check out sport fish survey results for individual reservoirs.

For more information about the survey, call 800-882-5263 or submit questions here.

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