The Dam does not release near as much as Tims Ford or Center Hill, being that it was built for flood control instead of providing hydroelectric power. Fishing for trout and panfish is very popular. The upper river from the dam down to the Rockhouse would fish best in the afternoon during light generation. Normandy was not equipped for power generation as were previous TVA dams built in Middle Tennessee. 922 likes. The Duck River below Normandy Dam is a very productive put-and- take trout fishery in the colder months. Glad I got good gear and fresh line this thing was huge. It is slightly smaller than the Elk River, and bears many similarities. Normandy Reservoir Maps-Boat Ramps / Access Areas. Below Normandy Dam If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. The Caney Fork gets stocked from March through December with rainbow and brown trout. The structure was named for the hamlet of Normandy… The river is primarily flatwater on the lower section. There are 75 miles of trout water below Wolf Creek Dam. It includes a Cumberland River fishing guide, Cumberland River Hatches and trout flies, and a Cumberland River fishing report. Please add your fishing report and photos. Above Shelbyville, the Duck is impounded by Normandy Dam, a Tennessee Valley Authority project of the early 1970s which was built for flood control and recreation. Fly fishing the Cumberland River in Kentucky. Other locations with good trout fisheries include Tims Ford , Chatuge , Fort Patrick Henry , Normandy , Nottely and Cherokee . I guess at least 15lbs. Couldn't even get the whole fish in the pic. I usually use an ultralight spinning rod with either a small thread jig or glow ball jig below an indicator. Cumberland River trout feed heavily when the water first rises from a dam release. Brookville Indiana Tailwater Fishing report. No public launch and no public portage. Was using a ultralight with 4lb test. Brookville Tailwater Fishing Report. Beyond the Caney Fork, the Duck River below Normandy Dam and the Elk River below Tims Ford Dam both kick out cold enough waters to support good trout fisheries, and all get good doses of trout. Expect heavy use on weekends and holidays during the recreation … I grew up in Missouri trout fishing in the trout parks and wild streams. Upper reach below Normandy Dam has some small rapids and faster currents. Avoid the old mill dam at Courtner Mill. Click on links below for close up map of access point. I live by Memphis and was wondering if anyone had any information on trout fishing below Normandy dam on the duck river? The tailwaters below Norris, South Holston, Wilbur, Apalachia and Blue Ridge dams all offer excellent opportunities for trout fishing. 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