Tennessee Reservoirs are aging and the depletion of cover, whether is from yearly water level changes, decay or erosion as anglers we can help. Before you say it, I’ve heard all the excuses not to build brush piles or fish attractors and not one of them hold water. The Tennessee Bass Nation High School program and small groups of anglers have already joined with federal, state and local officials to restore and improve our lake with great success. We all can help in order to ensure future generations of anglers can enjoy our lakes as we have.
Winter time brings what some of us call cabin fever…with shorter days and cooler temperatures many of our neighbors around the lake often look for things to do that have meaning. Often just getting out in the fresh air can help fix a lot of aliments…this winter on those nice sunny days that warm up, might I suggest not just going out for a walk in the hood, but take a trash bag, go for a ride to the lake. One item that can be very rewarding and benefit our lake community is a simple stroll along the lake shore and gathering some of the left behind trash from the summer months. This can be a great way to spend quality time with friends, family and grandchildren…many times with grandchildren or kids it affords you an opportunity to pass on being a good steward of our community and lake.
Several of our High School and Junior Clubs are involved with smaller community organizations such as children's homes, Veterans Groups, Senior Visits and Disabled Persons activities or their support organizations.
With the growth of the TN BASS Nation High School Programs, there is always a need for volunteers/support staff to help with parking, Traffic Control, set up, fish care, clean up and tare down of event at events. If you wish to volunteer for event support contact the Regional or State Director in your area.
Preferred contact is email, text or Facebook as all still have full time jobs, please.
Central Tennessee Director: Capt Jake Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-613-2382 (East of I-65 to I-24, including Tim's Ford Lake, Old Hickory, Percy Priest, Normandy, Nickajack and Woods Reservoirs) www.facebook.com/SCTRTNHSBASSNation
North Central TN BASS High School/Junior Director: Sammy Talent, email@example.com 931-261-5403 (Cordell Hull, Dale Hollow, Center Hill Lakes) www.facebook.com/North-Central-Tennessee-Region-BASS-Nation-High-School-Division-1704444119858275
For Volunteer Event Opportunities please contact the Regional Director in your area.
Lake Clean Up/Habitat Restoration Projects:
AFTCO/SCTN Tims Ford Lake: On going until 1 March 2019, work days are varied and Major Project days are posted on Facebook page contact Capt Jake Davis firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-613-2382
Mt Juliet Fishing, Beech Fishing (Percy Priest and Old Hickory)
Here is the habitat build and drop dates we have scheduled with the TWRA January 5 2019, and February 9 2019. This is for our community service hours these to dates are in conjunction with the TWRA at their site. This will be building, loading, transporting, and dropping of structures and lake clean up. This is an outstanding opportunity for us to give back to our resources on Percy Priest and Old Hickory Lake. So, let’s put all we can into this and make it happen mark your calendars and we will see you there. Details, address, and times closer to the dates will be available at www.sctnbassnation.com and the Mt Juliet Fishing team Facebook page.
Livingston Academy, Pickett County and Jackson County (Dale Hollow Lake)
LA Anglers need your help. If you have a real Christmas tree, we would love to recycle it for you once Christmas is over. We plan to sink these in the lake for habitat improvement. If you are in the Livingston area, these can be placed at the end of the LA parking lot out next to be softball field. There is an area there where gravel was stored. If you would like to drop them off there, that would be great. We will be working with the Pickett County team and most likely Jackson County to make this happen. Please share this post to help us get the word out and get a good number of trees. Thanks! POC: Brandon Cross, Livingston Academy Coach, 931-397-4515 or Facebook Livingston Academy Anglers, or check www.sctnbassnation.com
Coffee County Youth Bass, Tullahoma High School Bass, Franklin County Bass Teams (Tims Ford, Normandy and Woods Reservoir)
Habitat Restoration and Lake Clean up: Between 15 Dec 2018 and 1 Feb 2019, we will be conducting Lake Clean Up on Normandy Lake and Tims Ford Lake. We will be conducting Habitat build days making Bamboo Habitat Structures, constructing spawning benches and collecting Christmas Trees for placement in Woods Reservoir, Tims Ford and Normandy Lakes. We will be working on this everyday that weather permits between 15 Dec 2018 and 30 January 2019, Proposed days are 20, 21, 27, 29 Dec and 2, 4, 5 January 2019. Best to contact Capt Jake via email or text a day prior email@example.com or 615-613-2382