With all the rain, the area rivers are up, but predicted to fall later this week, the Tennessee river at New Johnsonville was at 361ft. on Monday, with a flow rate of just under 300,000cfs. TVA has predicted a fall to 357.5 by next Sunday. The Duck river at Dyer Rd. Is at 12ft. and has slowly began to fall, but with the added rainfall this week, I’m expecting a rise in the river levels over the next few days. Water temps remain in the mid to upper 40s.
Not much on the fishing report, with bad water conditions, windy days and rain, most fishermen have opted to stay dry and warm over cold and wet.
TWRA should be stocking Trout this week, with Hurricane and Tumbling creeks receiving fish. Stocking usually takes place mid-week, but it all depend upon how high the creeks are, because the agency doesn’t want to stock when water is up, as it just ‘washes’ the fish out of the stocking areas. Normal areas that get trout are at Loretta Lynns ranch, off the bridge at
the mill, and Tumbling creek at all the bridges from Hwy 13 to Hwy 231. Remember that if you fish for trout, you must have a trout license. Of course there are some exceptions to this, including: sportsman license, juvenile license, and senior citizen license holders are not required to get an additional licenses. As always, consult the fishing guide for more information.
The new Hunting/Fishing license is now needed, starting March 1. Hunting and fishing licenses are good from March 1 till the end of February each year. License’s may be purchased through any of the license agents across the state. Here in Humphreys County, they are: Casey’s General stores in Jville and Waverly, Walmart at the sporting goods department, Hunts Outdoors, and Bud’s Mk in McEwen. Individuals may also purchase licenses using TWRA’S mobile app. Which you can download for free at the app store on youre mobile device, just search TWRA app.