Norris Lake Fishery Advisory Committee Update - 2014
What is the Norris Lake Fishery Advisory Committee (NLFAC)
- A community-based group of advisors to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission on fishery management issues for Norris Lake.
- Comprised of 5 sub-groups: Tennessee Sportsman’s Association (TSA), Tennessee Striped Bass Association (TSBA), non-affiliated anglers, county government, and businesses associated with Norris. Each sub-group has equal numbers of 4-5 members.
- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency acts as advisors to the committee and reports annually on achieving goals set forth by the committee.
- NLFAC was founded in 1998 to resolve long-running controversies surrounding TWRA’s management of Norris Lake’s sport fisheries and striped bass stocking.
- NLFAC provides a non-political, consensus-based system for sport fish management and balanced conflict resolution between user groups.
What has NLFAC achieved
- Approved a management plan in 1999 that provided for sustaining all sport fish species in the lake.
- Provided revised striped bass stocking rates in accordance to a scientific study that determined the overstocking of striped bass may upset trophic dynamics within the sport fish community.
- Requested and revised stocking rates for walleye and crappie.
- Achieved its goals for improved angler catch rates and harvest for almost all sportfish species.
- Increased the number of larger-sized smallmouth bass in Norris Lake by raising the minimum size limit to 18-inches.
- Angler Conflicts In Fisheries Management = why NLFAC was formed
- Food Habits of Adult Predators during Winter Drawdown in Norris Reservoir
- Exploring Competition Between Striped Bass and Selected Predatory Fishes in Norris Reservoir: Dividends of Reduced Striped Bass Stocking
- Human Dimensions in Fishery Management: Norris Reservoir
- Formation and Accomplishments of the Norris Reservoir Task Force: A Partnership Approach
- Exploring Competition Between Striped Bass and Selected Predatory Fishes in Norris Reservoir: Prey Supply and Predator Demand
- Prey Supply and Predator Demand in a Reservoir the Southeastern United States
- Severity of Barotrauma Influences the Physiological Status, Postrelease Behavior, and Fate of Tournament-Caught Smallmouth Bass
- Black Bass Tournament Activity and Initial Mortality on Middle Tennessee Reservoirs
- Use of Mortality Caps to Determine Effectiveness of Black Bass Harvest Restrictions in Tennessee Reservoirs
- Delayed Mortality of Tournament Caught Largemouth Bass
- Physiology and Survival of Tournament-caught Largemouth Bass
- The Effects of Tournament Fishing on Dispersal, Population Characteristics, and Mortality of Black Bass in Lake Martin, Alabama
- Competitive Interactions Between Striped Bass and Other Freshwater Predators
- Dealing with barotrauma - Texas Parks and Wildlife fizzing video
- Does Venting (fizzing) Promote Survival of Released Fish?
- BlackTip Catch and Release Fish Recompression Tool
- Tournamment-associated Mortality in Black Bass