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Fishing fun at Dale Hollow Fish Hatchery

Participants of the 17th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo lined the banks of the creek flowing from the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery to the Obey River to catch rainbow trout over the weekend.  Hatchery employees released fish, TWRA officers helped young anglers, and families enjoyed a day together in the outdoors.  See a future HORIZON […]

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Watson Memorial set for June 7

The 6th Annual Kevin Watson Memorial Bass Tournament will blast off here at Horse Creek Resort next Saturday night, June 7.
The event will follow the “any species” format–where smallmouth, largemouth, and Kentucky spotted bass are eligible to weigh in, and it will feature a five-fish limit adhering to lake rules.

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Local ties impact Bassmaster Classic

By THOMAS P. WEAVER, HORIZON Editor GUNTERSVILLE (AL)-Two fishermen with local ties made headlines here at the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville over the weekend shining the spotlight on the Upper Cumberland. Paul Mueller, who is sponsored by Celina’s own Punisher Lure company, not only finished just a pound shy of Classic champion Randy Howell […]

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Corps ranger Bartlett honored

ALBANY, KY.-Bobby Bartlett, Clay County resident and seasonal U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Nashville District Park Ranger at Dale Hollow Lake received two awards for his volunteer service with youth in the Corps’ Water Safety program at the Kentucky State Police (KSP) Trooper Island Camp. Clay County mayor Dale Reagan presented Bartlett with an Exceptional […]

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Outdoor Channel’s Fishing University filming on Dale Hollow this weekend; Pro fishermen to greet public this Sunday in Celina

CELINA-Longtime professional anglers and television show hosts Charlie Ingram and Ray Brazier will be joined by Bassmaster Elite Series pros John Crews and Mike McClelland here at the Clay County Chamber of Commerce building for a meet and greet session this weekend and the public is invited to attend. The fishermen are making the stop […]

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Rifle season is underway

CLAY COUNTY-Sportsmen here and all across Tennessee ventured to the woods for one of the state’s traditions with the annual opening of gun season for deer last Saturday and, for the third straight year, sportsmen will find one continuous season that will continue through January 5, 2014. The continuous season replaced the previously two segmented […]

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Volunteers help make fish hatchery programs successful

CELINA-Citizen volunteers, Gail Faulkner, Howard Hilton, and Max Endicott, have recently contributed their time and labor to assist the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery here in carrying out its tasks of routine fish care, grounds maintenance, and community and visitor outreach. The volunteers are doing the work of two recently retired employees whose replacements have […]

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Department of Interior puts off hatchery closure and urges agencies to work towards long-term solution

CELINA-U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander received word this week from the Department of Interior that there will be no closures of national fish hatcheries in the next month, and that it had instructed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to work with Congress, state wildlife agencies, and fishing groups to discuss long-term solutions. The news comes […]

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Forest stewardship certification available

Forest stewardship involves sustainably managing woodlands in order to maintain their biodiversity, health, productivity, regeneration ability, and potential for meeting landowner goals, while not damaging the forest ecosystem. The Tennessee Division of Forestry (TDF) assist landowners in their forest stewardship and is available to provide technical assistance and develop comprehensive, multi-resource management plans that provide […]

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Alexander Urges Interior Secretary to Keep Tennessee Fish Hatcheries Open

Says hatcheries replace fish killed by federal locks and dams, sends letter calling for delayed implementation of recommendations in U.S. Fish and Wildlife report   WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) urged Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to support Tennessee’s national fish hatcheries at Dale Hollow and Erwin today. He did so while […]

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Public to be allowed back inside Dale Hollow Dam for first time since 9/11; Corps to offer free tours next month

CELINA–The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is planning to offer the public free guided tours of Dale Hollow Dam and Power Plant next month for the first time since visitation was restricted after September 11, 2001. Approximately 45 minutes in length, the tour is scheduled for September 7 beginning at 10 a.m. Tour […]

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Spring survey shows positive results after smallmouth kill; TWRA says larger, older fish “likely” affected most

By THOMAS P. WEAVER, HORIZON Editor DALE HOLLOW-Despite taking a hit during the fish kill of the summer of 2012, data from a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s (TWRA) recently released report showed the smallmouth bass population was still alive and well here on Dale Hollow Lake even though fishing results have been somewhat below anglers’ […]

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Fishing pressure explosion, summer tourneys cited as possible factors in fish kill

By THOMAS P. WEAVER, HORIZON Editor DALE HOLLOW-As reported last week, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) recently released their findings from an extensive investigation into what may have caused the die-off of some smallmouth bass here on Dale Hollow Lake during the summer of 2012. Adverse effects of the event have been evident this […]

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