Fish with a Ranger
Contact: Chance Melton, 423-346-6294
WARTBURG, Tennessee: The Obed Wild and Scenic River will be hosting a Fish with a Ranger Day on Saturday, June 8, to mark Tennessee’s annual free fishing day. This free fishing day allows both residents and non-residents to fish without a license for the entire day. Participants will learn about the different species of fish that inhabit the park’s streams and the appropriate techniques for catching them. Participants should meet at Lilly Bridge at 8:00 a.m. (EDT) and should bring their own fishing rods and reels and tackle. The program will conclude at approximately 12:00 p.m. (EDT). All ages are encouraged to attend. Children are especially welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, please contact the park at (423) 346-6294.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the Obed River's maximum flow in cubic feet per second can reach a level of 100,000 CFS after periods of heavy rain? For paddlers, the optimum flow ranges from 2500-3000 CFS.