Thursday, June 17, 2010

TVA Fish Surveys

Checking on the Health of the Fish
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has an ongoing program of doing fish surveys to evaluate the the health of the various species of fish in the reservoirs.

IMG_0311I didn’t get to go this year, but my friend Ralph went  and sent me this picture of him holding one of the fish from the survey. This nice largemouth bass (over 5 pounds) was returned to the lake just after this picture was taken. It was weighed and measured and checked for any disease or parasites.

TVA does this in all the reservoirs at multiple locations. The surveys Ralph and I have been on were on Douglas Lake. Click here to view the 2010 Sport Fish Survey Schedule.

I went on two surveys in past years in the Swann’s Bridge area of the lake. If you are interested, you can check out my pictures here:


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Life is a journey. Don’t be in haste.
Take your time and enjoy life.

Quote of the Day
Man is fond of counting his troubles,
but he does not count his joys.  If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has
enough happiness provided for it.
~Fyodor Dostoevsky

Nobody really cares if you're miserable,
so you might as well be happy.
~Cynthia Nelms

Joke of the Day

Rick, fresh out of engineering school, went to a interview for a good paying job. The company boss asked various questions about him and his education, but then asked him, "What is three times seven?"
"22," Rick replied.

After he left, he double-checked it on his calculator
(he *knew* he should have taken it to the interview!)
and realized he wouldn't get the job.

About two weeks later, he got a letter that said he was hired for the job!

Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but he was very curious. So,the next day, he went in and asked why he got the job, even though he got such a simple question wrong.

The boss shrugged and said, "Well, you were the closest."

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Karen A. Cooke said...

Hi Jim! Love that joke for today! It is sad, but true! When Shawn was in high school and applied for a job at K-Mart, he got a higher paying job as a cashier because he was one of the few who had applied that could count to 100! :) Karen

Dar said...

How interesting, to be able to partake in a fish survey. You did a wonderful job, beginning to end, of keeping a detailed log of the day.
Your joke of the day has too much truth to it. Too many calculators, not enough brain.