Local Volunteers Join MLF Pros and Fisheries Management Division to Deploy Artificial Fish Habitat into Center Hill Reservoir

BYRDSTOWN, Tenn. (April 16, 2024) – Although Center Hill Reservoir is already a hot spot for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass, the surrounding community should be on the lookout for even more places to catch bass in the near future.

MLF Bass Pro Tour anglers Alton JonesAlton Jones Jr,  Brent Chapman , Cliff CrochetKelly JordonMark Rose  and  Nick LeBrun joined the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA), Dekalb County High School Bass Fishing Team, Tyler Anderson of TylersReelFishing and MLF Fishing Management Director Steven Bardin at Tennessee’s Center Hill Reservoir last week during PowerStop Brakes Stage Three at Dale Hollow Lake Presented by Mercury to complete a  Minn Kota Habitat Restoration Project supported by Humminbird.

This team of volunteers built 20 40-inch MossBack Fish Habitat Conservation Cubes, which were deployed in pairs in locations in Indian and Holmes creeks. The GPS locations were recorded on the TWRA habitat barge’s Humminbird Helix 10 and will be available in the coming weeks on the TWRA website. Each cube was weighted down using cinder block anchors supplied by the Dayton Lowes Home Improvement Store No. 2866.

Photos from the Minn Kota Habitat Restoration Project on Center Hill Reservoir

Throughout 2024, Minn Kota and the Major League Fishing Fisheries Management Division will continue to improve habitat on fisheries using the Bass Recovery Zone model near popular tournament destinations.

The next Minn Kota Habitat Restoration Project supported by Humminbird will take place in Eufaula Oklahoma, in conjunction with the MLF Bass Pro Tour MillerTech Stage Four.

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About MLF Fisheries Management Division
Major League Fishing’s Fisheries Management Division is dedicated to improving the quality of life for bass through Research, Education, Fisheries Enhancement and Fish Care. Under the leadership of MLF, in collaboration with Hall of Fame bass angler Gary Klein and renowned fisheries biologist Steven Bardin, the Fisheries Management Division provides opportunities to engage in initiatives that extend the life of the sport of bass fishing. These initiatives include targeted research programs, providing fans, anglers and youth with access to educational materials that help them become better stewards of our fisheries resources, and collaborating with local and state agencies to improve habitat essential for bass to thrive. From maximizing the health of an individual fish post-catch to stocking juvenile fish into waterbodies, the MLF Fisheries Management Division is committed to the health of our bass populations.