About Kim Trevathan
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Trout Limited? The Stocking of Trout in the Tailwaters of TVA Dams Faces a Looming Budget Crisis
Published 07/09/2014 at 11:02 a.m.
The USFWS, hit by budget strictures, has de-prioritized the stocking of non-native species such as rainbow trout in favor of protecting native and endangered species.
Around the Bend: Trout Fishing in Norris
Published 06/11/2014 at 11:07 a.m.
I’m driving to the tailwaters below Norris Dam so confident of catching fish that I bought a new lure, expecting a monster trout to break my line and steal the Panther Martin I’ve had on there for a spell.
Around the Bend: the Quiet Beauty of Little Dismal Creek
Published 05/28/2014 at 11:27 a.m.
I didn’t know it at the time, but I was on Little Dismal Creek, off the Clinch, a few miles upstream of Clinton City Park, where I had put in that morning. The name “Dismal” motivated me to drive the ...
Around the Bend: Ousted From Little Turkey Creek
Published 05/07/2014 at 1:50 p.m.
As I was paddling across the lake toward home, somebody yelled, “Hey!” I scanned the shoreline behind me. Again, “Hey!” and I saw the guy standing on his lawn, near the shoreline, beckoning me with big arm waves.
Lake Life in the Slow Lane: Night Paddling
Published 08/28/2013 at 1:45 p.m.
No cars were parked at Harrison Branch boat ramp when we arrived around 8:30 p.m.; it is a good thing to be on the water without motorboats in the vicinity, not just for the quiet but also because a collision ...
Lake Life in the Slow Lane: Camping Fashion Faux Pas
Published 08/14/2013 at 3:06 p.m.
“Those are some funny looking shoes,” the boat repair guy said, walking behind me to the marina.
Lake Life in the Slow Lane: Big-Cat Hunting on Chilhowee Lake
Published 07/31/2013 at 12:12 p.m.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says the eastern cougar (also known as panther, mountain lion, or puma) has been eliminated because of “persecution and loss of ... habitat.” But talk to enough people who have lived here a while, who ...
Lake Life in the Slow Lane: Deep Waters at Forney Creek
Published 07/17/2013 at 3:27 p.m.
This creek I’d never seen before—Forney—off the Tuckasegee arm of Fontana Lake, arrived in my field of vision by one of the most circuitous routes I’ve ever taken.
Lake Life in the Slow Lane: Tunneling at Calderwood Lake
Published 07/03/2013 at 10:17 a.m. 1 Comment
I’m not one to seek out tight places for adventure, but when Greg Rowe told me about the old railroad tunnel on Calderwood Lake, I thought it might be a good opportunity to try to overcome my aversion for the ...
Lake Life in the Slow Lane: Into the Wilderness at Slickrock Creek
Published 06/19/2013 at 1:02 p.m.
Biologist Drew Crain told me there were only a couple of things to worry about at Slickrock Creek: bears and rattlesnakes.