The advisory for the Pigeon River extended from the mouth of the Pigeon on the French Broad River upstream to Vinson Island where Interstate 40 crosses the river near mile 12.4. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced the extension of the existing precautionary fish consumption advisory on the Nolichucky River due to mercury. Aug. 27, 2018. Join us as we discuss the Tennessee Fishing License options, fishing rules and fishing regulations. Site Specific Mercury Results (downstream to upstream): Upstream Conway Bridge, Nolichucky River mile 20.9, Near David Crockett Birthplace State Park, Nolichucky River mile 68, Near Charlie Carson Road, Nolichucky River mile 83.9. Composite. Catfish and black bass (which includes smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass) are considered the predatory fish of the Nolichucky, and stand … 1. 26 Game Species. The advisories were issued due to levels of mercury in fish exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration’s recommended  trigger point of 0.3 parts per million.

NC Freshwater Fishing State Record Program, Muskelunge state record (41 lbs, 8 oz. There has also been another death from the virus, bringing the toll to 119. A member of the pike family, the muskellunge has an olive-to dark-gray back with a silvery side. “Because eating fish with elevated levels of mercury is a risk Tennesseans can avoid, we provide this information so that the fishing community can make informed choices about whether or not to consume the fish they catch,” said Jennifer Dodd, director of TDEC’s Division of Water Resources. Smallmouth bass. The results of the 2018 samples for the Nolichucky River are documented in the following tables. Rainbow trout, brook trout, lake trout, bass, carp, etc. Region IV has 7,837 km of streams that total approximately 5,711 ha in 21 east Tennessee counties. Fish samples were collected in the Tennessee portion of the Pigeon River in the fall of 2018 at river mile 7.6 (Tannery Island), mile 16.5 (Denton) and at mile 24.7 (Waterville). Monday, August 13, 2018 | 01:19pm. If you fish in the Nolichucky River near Douglas Lake, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has a message for you: Don’t eat the smallmouth bass or catfish… There are approximately 1,287 km classified as coldwater streams. 4,510 acres. North Carolina offers some great fishing opportunities. … Precautionary advisories are issued when contaminant levels are lower, but would still pose a risk to sensitive subpopulations such as children, pregnant women, nursing mothers and those who eat fish frequently from the same body of water.

Followers. There’s also plenty of opportunities to catch catfish, crappie, musky, and trout. TDEC considers the source of mercury in the Nolichucky River to be atmospheric deposition. Oct. 10, 2018. The Northern pike, a close relative of the muskellunge not found in North Carolina, only has 10 pores underneath the jaw.