Feb 2017 Intermediate News/Columns Whisker Whackers

Tennessee River Gill Net Ban Stands

Catfish, blue catfish, flathead catfish, tournament, Cabelas King Kat, Decatur, AL

Catfish, blue catfish, flathead catfish, tournament, Cabelas King Kat, Decatur, AL

Today’s The Fishing Wire carried this story from Southern Fishing News related to the use of gill nets in the Tennessee River.
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Readers may remember back in 2015 Southern Fishing News was in the thick of the fight to defeat Alabama’s Representative Lynn Greers’ proposed bill to allow the use of gill nets in the state’s confines of Tennessee River- namely Guntersville, Wheeler, Wilson and Pickwick Lakes respectively.

The outcry of the public opposition to this gill netting proposed bill was loud enough to defeat the proposal.

However, during the discussions on the subject, one fact was evidently not brought to light. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officers were, in at least one case, had not been enforcing the law against using gill nets on the Tennessee River up to December 2012.

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