Anybody else been on Cherokee lately? I was on the lower end over the wknd and couldnt believe the damage. Rockfish and Hybrids literally laying all along the banks and floating numerously from pt 4 down. I also found about a dozen Walleye that I could identify, as well as a handful of Smallmouth and a few Largemouth.
I know there was a small sewage spill there previously but this seems to be an Oxygen problem. Im also being told by a local Biologist that only 5 to 7% of the fish that die actually float to the surface. If this is true, Cherokee has lost thousands of fish!! I also talked with a local Wildlife officer and he was trying to find more info on it. Interestingly the only write up I have found was from a chattanooga paper?? Long way from Bean Station!!