Fishing team working on fish habitat project

Fishing team asks for old live Christmas trees

Coffee County Youth Bass Club is asking for those with live, cut Christmas trees to donate them to make fish habitats at Normandy Reservoir.

The fishing team is part of the statewide Tennessee Bass Nation Habitat and Clean Water Initiative. The group works to help maintain a more favorable living environment for aquatic life in area lakes.

In the cold months when the TVA lowers lake levels, the group establishes fish habitats for fingerling fish when released by the TWRA Fish Hatcheries in the spring.   

Phillip Petty, Coffee County Head Coach  of the fishing team at the high and middle school, said that Christmas trees provide a place for these young fish to hide from larger predators….Full Story