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    I talked to one of the top guys at TWRA today. He told me about this Corps of Engineers plan. I think he said it would place 20 miles of tailwaters as "Off Limits" to anglers in boats. I could be wrong about that. We talked about a lot of stuff. Anglers are upset and they should be. Here is an article in the Tennessean:

    http://www.tennessean.com/article/20...area-fishermen

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    Byron, thanks for the heads up. These are the types of issues everyone needs to pay attention to and write congressmen and senators about. We will not lose our fishing access all at once but gradually a step at a time. I hope everyone takes the time to write to the appropriate people and let them know how you feel.
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    Expect all sorts of new limitations as outdoors folks and particularly sportsmen and women; OBAMA will be a lot more FLEXIBLE in his second term. Death by a thousand cuts.... my advice is invest in ammo while it is still available.... same with fish hooks.

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    The Corps Commander is on Facebook and Twitter. Quick way to voice your opinion in addition to contacting your representatives.
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    The way that article reads its just Cumerland river dams and reservoirs. This makes it no less important but I hear lots of people confusing Corps dams and TVA dams. Definitely need to voice opinions to representatives. At first I assumed this was a Homland Security move but the article references safety. If personal safety is the reason, that's simply ludicrous.
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    our federal goverments are getting way to much power. they can hide anything under homeland security and pass stuff. with that being said, if it is for personal safety then that should be up to the individuals and as long as no violations are being done no questions should be ask. just my two cents
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    Just saw a news story on this. Apparently it is a done deal. The Corps said it was complying with a federal regulation that had not been enforced previously. If that is the case, this may be coming to TVA dams as well. The Corps will be putting up barriers in the form of buoys strung on cables from the photos in the story. The news story showed photos of the now restricted areas, but I cannot find them elsewhere. The Nashville district office web page has not had a word about this other than posts opposing it. Appartently they just post the warm fuzzy stuff.
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    Found it. Go to this link. At the top of the link are the various dams. Click on the name of the dam to see a map of the restricted area.
    http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/pao/ne...boundaries.htm
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    "Since 1970, 14 people have died as a result of accidents that occurred beneath the dams on the Cumberland River system and 868 have died on the lakes, according to the Corps."

    1970 was 42 years ago, 14 people is an average of .333 deaths per year. not exactly an outstanding problem... as for the 868 dying on the lake, how many of those were alcohol related or idiots pulling a tyler bray. i also wonder if the number includes the entire lake, or just the area they plan to close. these numbers sound fishy to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvercreek View Post
    Found it. Go to this link. At the top of the link are the various dams. Click on the name of the dam to see a map of the restricted area.
    http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/pao/ne...boundaries.htm
    that link seems to be broken or is no longer posted info
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