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Caney Fork River Information Facts

Caney Fork River Information Facts

Bookmark this page and use this collection of information and links to help guide your next float or fishing trip on the Caney Fork River . Localwaters welcomes any relevant information or facts on the Caney Fork River you are willing to share with others here on this page, use our contact form or via email.

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1Outfitters2Conservation Groups3Government Agencies4Regulations5Guides6Camping

Caney Fork River Outfitters:

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Big Rock Market / Caney Fork Outdoors 931-858-0967
Bait, Tackle, Fly Shop, Groceries, Canoe Rental, Kayak Rental, Kayak Sales, Cabins, Guides, Gasoline, Restaurant. General Store, Fuel. I’ve been going there for years and have never been disappointed in their, service, knowledge or dedication to the Caney Fork River. They are the only canoe and kayak rental I’d recommend.

 

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Surf the Caney

615-418-5697

Shuttle Service to and from: Dam, Happy Hollow, Betty’s Island, Stonewall, South Carthage. Cumberland River $25 (2012)

 

Caney Fork River Weather

 

Stop Aquatic Hitchikers

Conservation Groups active on Caney Fork River:

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Trout Unlimited Cumberland Chapter

 

Caney Fork River Watershed Association

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The Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association (TSRA)

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Government Agencies:
US Army Corps of Engineers-Nashville
Administrator

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

– Center Hill Lake Web Page

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US Army Corps of Engineers River gauge on Caney Fork River at Gordonsville

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United States Geological Survey Gauge on Smith Fork Creek

 

Waterwatch USGS Special Web Project visualizing river gauge data over time

United States Geological Survey

 

Most recent Survey of tailwater Trout Fishery

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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Water quality-Pollution control

 

Caney Fork River Watershed Description and Maps

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery
Fish Rearing Hatchery-Fish Stocking Partner with TWRA

Andrew L. Currie, Hatchery Manager
145 Fish Hatchery Road
Celina, TN 38551
(931)243-2443

 

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Licensing-Game Enforcement-Stocking-Boating Registration

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Tailwater trout regulations for Caney Fork River as of 2012: TWRA go to site for current regulations
Creel Limit 5 Any species combination with the following provisions:
Brown Trout must be 24 inches or larger: may keep 1
Brook or Rainbow Trout 20 inches or larger: may keep 1 of each
Protected slot of 14-20 inches all species must be immediately released unharmed
Brook or Rainbow less than 14″ may be harvested
It’s a $200 fine per fish for breaking these regulations-BEWARE no warnings-no excuses

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Walleye run regulation in effect on the upper end of Center Hill Reservoir, including the Caney Fork River beginning at the boat ramp at Rock Island State Park and extending upstream to Great Falls Dam. Anglers restricted to use of one hook having a single barb or lure containing a single hook with one barb from Jan. 1?Apr. 30. No more than 3 rods and reels or poles may be used.

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Boating Regulations:

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TWRA Boating Regulations

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Fishing Regulations:

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TWRA go to site for current regulations

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TVA
Power generation and water release schedule

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Current Caney Fork Fishing Reports and River Information:

From Joel Martin of Big Rock Market / Caney Fork Outdoors who sees the river more than anyone

Weekly Caney Fork Fishing Report

Caney Fork River tn Fishing Guides:

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Ronnie Howard at Cumberland Transit: Cell:615-613-2334 Fly Shop: 615-321-4069

Drift boats, can handle larger groups, fly fishing, casting instruction, vast experience on many other Tennessee rivers but the Caney Fork is his localwater.
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Xtreme Trout
Steve Sylvis

5407 Edmondson Pike, Nashville Tennessee 37211
(615) 438-2119

 

Wayland Johnson

Trout Guide. Caney Fork River tn.

(Also Canoe Excursions)

615-237-3991 or

615-390-7458

 

Mike Anderson

Trout, Stripers-Fly Fishing

www.TrophyFishingTN.com

615-895-8675 or

615-796-8397

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Caney Fork River Boat and Engine Repair:

 

Clark’s Marine Service: 615-597-6001

 

Center Hill Boat Repair: 931-858-0555

 

Classic Watercraft & Marine: 931-858-5796

 

Cookeville Dock & Resort: 931-858-4008

 

JBeez Watercraft: 800-868-9232 or 931-858-2628

 

You might need a good prop shop if you use a power boat on the Caney Fork:

 

Prop Shop Sales & Svc

(615) 255-0593

719 Main St, Nashville, TN

I’ve been very happy with these folks over the years fast and honest.

 

Caney Fork River Camping:

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Long Branch Campground-near dam and on the river-Corps Of Engineers

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Edgar Evins State Park Campground

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Floating Mill Campground

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Ragland Bottoms Campground

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Rock Island State Park

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Locations of campgrounds: see maps

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