Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

TWRA's Region 4 - East Tennessee

Reservoir Fisheries Management Program

South Holston Lake - Gill Netting 2015


Sampling Date: December 8, 2015
Species collected in survey (6 net nights):

Walleye - 64

The TWRA collected 64 walleye in six experimental gill nets on South Holston Reservoir in 2015. The gill nets were set from Observation Knob Park downstream to Big Creek.

The catch rate was average at 10.7 fish per net night. Sixty-seven percent of the fish were longer than the 18-inch minimum size limit indicating they are recruiting into the larger size classes. This catch rate combined with the large percentage of walleye collected over 18-inches suggests that the walleye fishing will be good on South Holston Reservoir in 2016.

Walleye Length Frequency