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. Heck of a fight and this would be my biggest fish caught so far this year. The tailwaters below Norris, South Holston, Wilbur, Apalachia and Blue Ridge dams all offer excellent opportunities for trout fishing. 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? No public launch and no public portage. It is slightly smaller than the Elk River, and bears many similarities. I have never fished Normandy for Walleye but caught some nice ones in the past on Tims Ford Lake but caught most of mine below Old Hickory Dam in late evening when they are running about two units of water. Couldn't even get the whole fish in the pic. Avoid the old mill dam at Courtner Mill. I was in my yak and this thing drags me around the river for a good 30 minutes. Normandy Reservoir Maps-Boat Ramps / Access Areas. Expect heavy use on weekends and holidays during the recreation … Upper reach below Normandy Dam has some small rapids and faster currents. The structure was named for the hamlet of Normandy… Below Normandy Dam If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Cumberland River trout feed heavily when the water first rises from a dam release. Floating Rapala was the bait to use and get about 100 yards below the dam. Was using a ultralight with 4lb test. 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. Glad I got good gear and fresh line this thing was huge. The upper river from the dam down to the Rockhouse would fish best in the afternoon during light generation. 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. I usually use an ultralight spinning rod with either a small thread jig or glow ball jig below an indicator. 922 likes. Other locations with good trout fisheries include Tims Ford , Chatuge , Fort Patrick Henry , Normandy , Nottely and Cherokee . Barton Springs Ramp (1) Barton Springs Recreation Area (2) Boat Ramp – Dam (3) Boyd’s Branch (4) Cedar Point Recreation Area (5) Ward’s Chapel (6) Normandy was not equipped for power generation as were previous TVA dams built in Middle Tennessee. Fishing for trout and panfish is very popular. Brookville Tailwater Fishing Report. Please add your fishing report and photos. The river is primarily flatwater on the lower section. I guess at least 15lbs. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Brookville Indiana Tailwater Fishing report. 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