Fish Survey Results: Boone Lake Remains Healthy

TVA biologists are confirming what most anglers already know—Boone Lake remains a great fishing place.

NOVEMBER 2, 2016—During a regular aquatic health survey last week, biologists collected samples of the lake’s inhabitants, including numerous species of fish as well as the bottom dwelling organisms that feed them. The fish were collected using boat-mounted, electro-fishing equipment. The units stun the fish for a brief time, which brings them to the surface where they are examined and evaluated before being released unharmed. “Everything looked perfectly normal,” said TVA fisheries biologist Greg Shaffer. “The number of fish, the number of species and the kinds of benthic insects are exactly what we’d expect to see.”

""

Pictured here, a golden redhorse, a rarely seen bottom feeder.