All water from either Douglas Dam (The French Broad River) or Cherokee Dam (The Holston River) down to Duncan Boat Dock and the confluence with Little River (The Tennessee River) is open to be contestants. Water beyond Duncan Boat Dock may be opened at the discretion of the tournament director provided high water conditions are in effect. After checking in at 3 Rivers Angler, contestants are free to drive/drift/ motor to any water on the upper Tennessee and its immediate headwaters on the Holston or French Broad rivers. Wading and drift boat anglers need to be advised that both the French Broad and Holston are tailwaters and subject to variable flows. Information on release schedules is available on TVA's website