After COVID-19 forced Tellico Boaters Assistance Response Team to suspend all operations March 24, the group resumed some services May 21 in time for the summer boating season to get started.

Tellico Village homeowners in partnership with local fishery and government officials are continuing to push solutions that will protect Loudon County waters from a potential Asian carp invasion.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced shutdowns across the country, but many Tellico Village residents are still finding ways to get out of the house.

For more than a decade, the Tellico Village Fishing Club has been one of the most popular clubs in the Village and Loudon County thanks to a large membership with welcoming arms.

Anglers and vendors from all over East Tennessee descended on Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church Saturday for the fourth annual fishing flea market.

A handful of local vendors filled the Yacht Club parking lot Friday during the inaugural Summer Days event hosted by the Tellico Village Property Owners Association.

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The sun’s rays reflected over Tellico Lake as boaters lined up Saturday morning to receive blessings and prayers in the annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony at the Yacht Club.

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Fishermen from all over East Tennessee gathered Saturday to buy, sell and trade equipment at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church.

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Boating season is currently at its peak, which has some Tellico Village residents voicing concerns over boaters not following the rules on the water.

Rays of sunshine glistened Saturday morning on Tellico Lake as boaters lined up to receive blessings and prayers in the annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony at the Yacht Club.

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Since 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-2 has offered options for those in need of life jackets in Tellico Village and Rarity Bay.

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Tellico Village residents gathered Thursday on the top floor of the Yacht Club to take part in the first Paddlesports America class of the year held by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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For members of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-2 in Tellico Village, teaching boating safety and best practices is a key part of the job.

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It’s a warm, crisp spring morning on Tellico Lake. The sun creeps over the water’s horizon, glistening a bright orange reflection.

For more than a decade, the Tellico Cruising Club has started its boating season with a Blessing of the Fleet celebration, an event inspired by past boating traditions.

With the return of the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail and Tennessee Team Tournament Trail, Loudon County has two big fishing tournaments slated for 2016.

On Feb. 23, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-2 in Tellico Village will hold the first of 11 safety classes for 2016 designed to help Villagers navigate the waters safely.

The Tellico Village Fishing Club holds a tournament and outing monthly March-October, and the club’s most recent event took place in July at the Clear Creek boat ramp.

The Tellico Village Fishing Club met April 8 at the Yacht Club. Club president Dale Weidinger opened the meeting and asked new members to stand up and identify themselves. The club has 160 members, and 60 attended the recent meeting.

The Tellico Village Fishing Club held its second meeting of 2015 last month at the Yacht Club, and Jim Goyert conducted the meeting.

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First Flotilla 12-2 class of year teaches marlinspike seamanship

The Tellico Village Fishing Club held its final meeting of the year Nov. 19 in the meeting room at Gander Mountain in Knoxville. Forty-three club members attended.