Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Region 4
Stream Management
Eagle Bend Hatchery
Eagle Bend Hatchery is located in Clinton along the Clinch River in Anderson County. 

 The mailing address for the facility is:

 Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery
 Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
 1207 Seivers Blvd.
 Clinton, TN 37716
 Telephone: (865) 457-5135

Unitl recently, Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery produced only warm water fish species to support reservoir stocks and to a lesser extent selected riverine fisheries.  Since 2002, Eagle Bend has been producing trout fingerlings (during winter months) for stocking into the Clinch River (Norris Tailwater).  Since the intiation of the project in excess of 400,000 trout (brown and rainbow) have been stocked into the talwater annually.  The goal of the experimental project was to improve the trout fishery in size and quality by adjusting stocking densities to maximize the carrying capacity of the river.  Although trout from Eagle Bend did recruit to the fishery, the numbers were not significant enough to justify the continued production at the hatchery.  The last production of trout fry at Eagle Bend was in 2007.  Eagle Bend produces over 1 million fingerling and fry fish anually.  Featured species include: walleye, sauger, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill,  grass carp, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, redear sunfish, rainbow trout, brown trout, catfish, paddlefish, musky, and fathead minnow.

Five full-time employees operate the facility:

Mike Smith, Hatchery Manager
Ernie Poore, Tech. II
Marilyn Davis, Tech. II
Bobby Stooksbury, Tech. I
Travis Snapp, Tech I

Eagle Bend Raceway and Tank
Eagle Bend Trout Rearing
Eagle Bend Ponds