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Highway 141 along Caney Fork River blocked by construction March 2016

Friday, March 11th, 2016

* Hwy 141 construction is now complete and the road is open The road along the Caney Fork River from about a mile below Center Hill Dam to near Lancaster in Dekalb County Tennessee continues to be blocked by reconstruction in the section that passes closest to the river. This section of road has been resurfaced […]



Saturday, September 21st, 2013
Caney Fork River 28" Brown Trout

Localwaters – Rivers & Lakes worth remembering This is a story written by my friend and long time fishing partner, Mark Trew. He wrote the story in a hurry, tapping it out on my laptop in less than an hour while we waited for the arrival of another friend to fish the Caney Fork River in 2012. […]


Buffalo River Float Trip @ Crazy Horse Canoe Rental

Sunday, May 26th, 2013
Buffalo River Float Trip by Kayak at Crazy Horse Canoe Rental Camp Memorial Day 2013

Localwaters – Rivers & Lakes worth remembering: Buffalo River Float Trip Buffalo River Float Trip Sticker 7 x2  On Sale – Just $2 Bucks and Includes Free Shipping  Hurry Order Now – Limited time, Limited Supplies Two good friends and I did a float trip on the Buffalo River from Topsy Bridge to Crazy Horse Canoe […]


Tennessee Watershed Map

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Tennessee Watershed Management Groups

Tennessee Watershed Map   The Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation has a good map of the watersheds of Tennessee that’s been of great help organizing the rivers and lakes of the state for the Localwaters website. That along with their road signage throughout the state identifying the many watersheds has been an inspiration. It’s […]


Dale Hollow Lake Cedar Hill Restaurant breakfast before fishing the Obey River

Saturday, May 4th, 2013
Obey River. Photo of anglers in fishing boat motor upriver towards Dale Hollow Dam

Dale Hollow Lake – Rivers & Lakes worth remembering: My kind of place-fish paintings are on the walls of Cedar Hill Restaurant   It seemed unimaginative to eat breakfast at the same restaurant we’d had dinner at the night before (more than we could possibly eat catfish- pictured below) but a place with a good dinner cook […]


Lake Sturgeon Lake Superior or when fish were bigger and boat motors smaller

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

A find by two boys on the Caney Fork River starts a “gold rush”

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Charles Bradford and James Johnson were just boys using mussel flesh for bait. The Murfreesboro boys were fishing in a tributary called Indian Creek right where it flows into the Caney Fork River in the 1880s when, on opening a mussel they had picked up from a gravel bar of Indian Creek, they found a […]


The Real Betty’s Island in the Caney Fork River, Tennessee

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
caney fork river map kayak canoe float dam happy hollow fishing

Caney Fork River  – Rivers & Lakes worth remembering Link to Caney Fork River Home Page The TWRA access area named Betty’s Island isn’t located at the real Betty’s Island   If you launch your boat at Betty’s Island Access Area and you float down the Caney Fork River you will soon pass under I-40. […]


Sebowisha at Caney Fork River and Smith Fork Creek in Tennessee

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
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Caney Fork River  – Rivers & Lakes worth remembering Sebowisha at the confluence of Smith Fork Creek and The Caney Fork River My power spot and how it might have gotten its name: For those unfamiliar with the place name “Sebowisha,” it’s located where Smith Fork Creek enters the Caney Fork River a little over […]


Nickajack Lake and where it got its name

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Early History of Middle Tennessee By Edward Albright, 1908 Chapter 20 Events Of 1780 (Continued) Clover Bottom Defeat (Continued) Bear Hunters Unreadable (first 3 words)…and his companions got their boat loaded firs, and, pushing it across to the northern shore, began gathering the cotton, of which there was only a small amount, heaping the bolls […]


Caney Fork History, The Battle of Rock Island 1792 or 1793?

Friday, July 13th, 2012

The Battle of Rock Island – November 9, 1793* *Other sources give differing dates Excerpt from: The Caney Fork of the Cumberland Rock Island Battle – Pages 6-8 “The Battle of Rock Island, though small in many respects, was important as it marked the end of Indian warfare in Middle Tennessee and was one of […]


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