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The new Gibson County Lake at Trenton, Tennessee will open on April 1, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. cst. for fishing, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Construction on the lake began in 1998 and the gate was closed to start holding water in 1999.

The new Gibson County Lake will cover approximately 560 acres and is TWRA’s first multi-purpose family lake. The lake is divided into two distinct zones, a Recreational Zone and a Fishing Only Zone. The Recreational Zone is 360 acres in size and can be utilized for fishing, recreational boating and swimming. The Fishing Only Zone encompasses 200 acres and is for fishing only. In the Fishing Only Zone a strict no wake speed limit will be enforced. There is a line of buoys in the lake to mark these two zones.

“The lake has been stocked with northern largemouth bass, Florida largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, black crappie, white crappie, channel catfish and blue catfish,” stated Dave Rizzuto, TWRA Lakes and Hatchery Biologist. “Our fall sampling of the lake last year showed good numbers of catchable fish. Size and creel limits are posted around the main access area and we urge all anglers to review these regulations before they fish.”

The lake has a boat launching ramp with courtesy pier, a fishing pier, public rest rooms and a fully stocked bait shop where all necessary licenses and permits can be purchased. All of the facilities at the new Gibson County Lake are handicapped accessible.

After opening day, fishing will be permitted seven days per week from ˝ hour before sunrise to ˝ hour after sunset. Commercial fishing gear, trotlines, limblines and jug fishing are prohibited. No alcoholic beverages or drugs allowed on lake property.

The lake is located north of Trenton, TN off Hwy. 45. To access the lake, turn onto Christmasville Rd. off Hwy 45, proceed on Christmasville Rd. until the road splits. Take the left split and continue to Vaugh’s Grove Road. Turn right onto Vaughn’s Grove Rd.and proceed to County Lake Rd. Turn right onto County Lake Rd. and proceed to the lake entrance.


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