skip to content

Tag: Fishing

The content below has been tagged with the term “Fishing.”

Articles

  • A Service employee in uniform pains a boys face at a fishing event

    Wolf Creek hosts Annual Reaching for Rainbows Derbies

    October 24, 2018 | 2 minute readWolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek hosted two annual fishing events for moderately to severely disabled students: the fourth annual Reaching for Rainbows Kids Fishing Derbies for Adair and Cumberland Counties; and the 11th annual Reaching for Rainbows Kids Fishing Derby for Russell and Clinton Counties. Learn more...

    Ashley Buffington paints Bear Bales face at a fishing event. Photo by Teresa Devore, USFWS.

  • An elderly woman showing off three rainbow trout while others fish a small stream.

    Wolf Creek hosts annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby

    October 23, 2018 | 1 minute readWolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek hosted the 11th annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby on September 25, for anyone 62 years of age or older. More than 140 participants joined us for this event. Most participants were able to catch at least one fish during the three hour time-period, with many catching their limit within the first hour. A complimentary lunch was provided for all participants and their accompanying families. Learn more...

    Dot McPherson shows off her stringer of rainbow trout. Photo by Makenzie Back, USFWS.

  • An instructor shows three onlockers how to properly tie a fly

    Fly fishing is the rage at Wolf Creek

    October 15, 2018 | 1 minute readWolf Creek hosted a two-day, intensive Fly Fishing Conclave in mid-August. Twenty-eight eager anglers were immersed in learning from some of the best fly fishing experts in Kentucky. The conclave began with a presentation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Wolf Creek Powerhouse Superintendent on the flow of the Cumberland River. Other topics included basic gear and rigging, casting, entomology for the fly Angler, reading the water, nymphing, fishing with dry flies and streamers, tenkar and fly tying, and a question and answer town hall talk. Learn more...

    Brad Redmon teaches students how to tie knots. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

  • Two dozen veterans stand in front of the visitors center at the hatchery showing off the larged striped bass they caught.

    Annual Wounded Warriors Fishing Event at Wolf Creek

    October 11, 2018 | 1 minute readWolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery hosted the seventh annual Wounded Warriors Fishing Event on September 11, 2018, for 20 American servicemen and servicewomen. The event began at 5:30 a.m. Participants received t-shirts, breakfast, and snacks before departing to Lake Cumberland for a morning of striped bass fishing. During the afternoon, the veterans enjoyed a catered barbeque lunch, a21-gun-salute provided by the local Disabled American Veterans, and a goody bag from the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. Learn more...

    Veterans show off their striped bass. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

  • Fishing for Angels

    September 27, 2018 | 1 minute readThe Fishing for Angels Fifth Annual Bass Classic benefits Holy Angels, a residential campus for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn more...

National-Wildlife-Refuges

  • A refuge law enforcement officer in uniform shows a child how to cast a rod.

    Fishing on Southeastern Refuges

    In addition to the conservation of wildlife and habitat, many national wildlife refuges offer a wide variety of quality fishing opportunities. Every year, about 7 million anglers visit national wildlife refuges, where they can find knowledgeable staff and thousands of volunteers. Learn more...

    Zone Officer Butler teaching Cub Scouts how to fish at a summer camp in Brunswick, GA. Photo by USFWS.

News

  • Four men watch as a fifth release a few dozen ntrout into the Clinch River.

    Making a splash

    November 5, 2018 | 3 minute readClinton, Tennessee — The Clinch River is now richer by a couple hundred extra trout. Other watersheds will soon share that wealth. Four government agencies recently released rainbow, brook, brown and spotted trout into the tailwaters of the Clinch River near Knoxville. Representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), Tennessee Valley Authority, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency took turns dumping nets of wriggling fish into the river — a symbolic gesture underscoring a fruitful partnership. Read the full story...

    Representatives of four state and federal agencies release the first of hundreds of trout into the Clinch River near Knoxville. They gathered recently to sign an agreement to stock trout in watersheds in Tennessee and Georgia. Photo by TVA.

  • A colorful trout in hand with a smiling angler in the background.

    TVA, Fish and Wildlife Service to Continue Popular Trout Stocking Program

    October 30, 2018 | 4 minute readKnoxville, Tennessee — The Tennessee Valley Authority and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have reached a multi-agency agreement to provide continued funding for three federal fish hatcheries that have stocked waters in Georgia and Tennessee with millions of trout. The partnership, which began in 2013, includes the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Since 2013, TVA has been funding trout production by the Service at three national fish hatcheries: Dale Hollow and Erwin in Tennessee, and Chattahoochee Forest in Georgia. Read the full story...

    Beautiful rainbow trout. Photo by Cale Bruckner, CC BY-NC 2.0.

  • An alligator swims through shallow water with only its eyes above water.

    Closure of Lee Road boat ramps to bank fishing due to visitors feeding alligators

    September 26, 2018 | 2 minute readA number of nuisance and aggressive alligators have recently been observed at the Lee Road Boat Ramp on the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Most alligators are, by nature, nervous of human activity and will usually avoid close contact with people. However, if alligators are fed by people, some will lose their natural fear and will begin to approach when they see people. These alligators can be very dangerous and are termed “nuisance gators”. Read the full story...

    American alligator at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Lisa Jacobs, CC BY-ND 2.0.

  • Secretary Zinke expands hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 of America’s National Wildlife Refuges

    September 7, 2018 | 6 minute readWashington, DC — Continuing his efforts to increase access to public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will open more than 251,000 acres to new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 national wildlife refuges across the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System. This will now bring the number of units where the public may hunt to 377, and the number where fishing is permitted to 312. Read the full story...

Contact Us:

Looking for a media contact? Reach out to a regional spokesperson.

Share this page

Tweet this page on Twitter or follow @USFWSsoutheast

Share this page on Facebook or follow USFWSsoutheast.

LinkedIn

Share this page on LinkedIn