New Fish Identification Guide Now AvailableThursday, March 01, 2012 | 10:02 am
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has published The Angler’s Guide to Tennessee Fish, a new identification guide on the vast variety of fish species in the state. The new guide is currently available at TWRA offices and online by clicking here.
Tennessee waters offer opportunities for anglers of all ages, experience and interests. Tennessee has 29 major reservoirs, 19,000 miles of streams, plus thousands of smaller lakes and ponds.
The new guide has nearly 100 species or subspecies, including aquatic nuisance species currently present in the state or may be found in the future. Each species is depicted in a photograph with most having a description of their preferred foods and habitat.
Tennessee has one of the most diverse fish populations in the nation with at least 315 species. Of the species, approximately 280 species are considered native to Tennessee.