Bass Fishing Beats Billions From TVA Sale for Tennessee

Bass Fishing Beats Billions From TVA Sale for Tennessee

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A Tennessee Valley Authority sport fish survey boat, equipped with a bow-mounted electric stunning device, moves along the scenic shallows of Watts Bar Lake, a TVA-managed recreational waterway about 45 miles west of the TVA's Knoxville headquarters. Such surveys are popular with anglers and give TVA scientists good baseline data on fish populations throughout the sprawling TVA system.