Largemouth stocking to expand in Tennessee
Category: News Release
May 13th, 2019 by Keith Worrall 152
Modified May 13th, 2019 at 11:56 AM
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency plans to expand the Florida largemouth bass stocking program into more waters across the state. After the hugely successful and popular Florida largemouth bass stocking into Chickamauga Reservoir, plans are now to ramp up the program to include, Watts Bar, Fort Loudoun, Nickajack and Kentucky reservoirs.
TWRA’s efforts in raising Florida largemouth bass is continuing at its Humboldt Fish Hatchery. A new indoor facility was built in 2016 at the Gibson County location with the goal of becoming self-sufficient in raising and stocking Florida bass for the state’s anglers. After 500,000 fish in the first year, the numbers have increased to more than 1.2 million.