Henry County and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency partnered to place 300,000 Florida bass fingerlings in the Paris Landing State Park.
“The purpose of this is to help the quality of the fishery. It will help the fishery to become stronger, have better bass. They will interbreed with the northern strain bass that we have and make a heartier species in the area,” said Drew Williams, with the Henry County Tourism Authority.
Henry County contributed $50,000 and Benton County contributed $25,000 for the fish.
Monday, the first batch of 150,000 fish were placed in the lake. The rest will be placed in a few days in different areas of the lake.