Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

TWRA's Region 4 - East Tennessee

Reservoir Fisheries Management Program

Brood Paddlefish Collection Video

This video shows the TWRA collecting brood paddlefish for spawning from Cherokee Reservoir in April of 2006. Broodfish are used to produce fingerlings that are stocked into area reservoirs. Most of the fish seen surfacing are either smallmouth or black buffalo (see PHOTO GALLERY) that congregate in the upper reservoir to spawn.