As temperatures rise and spring continues to bloom the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has an important warning for fishermen hitting the lake.
They will be watching you.
One of TWRA'S first busts of the season was reported.
According to The Tennessean, four Nashville fishermen were recently cited for possessing 360 white bass over the state limit.
By law they are only allowed to have 15 per fisherman, per day.
This poaching discovery was made below the dam on Cheatham lake.
All four people were cited and they face a fine that could reach thousands of dollars.
One of the fishermen told the paper they didn't know about the limit and caught the fish for personal consumption.
The TWRA urges anyone who sees illegal activity to contact them saying tips are critical.
For more information on TWRA rules and regulations, click here.
*The Tennessean contributed to this report.