Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
412.20 FEET
2/7/2016
Full Pool: 414.0
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Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail to hit the waters of Tennessee River (Wheeler Lake) at Decatur, Alabama

LakesOnline.com

Date: 2/9/2016

The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hit the waters of the Tennessee River (Wheeler Lake) at Decatur, Alabama March 19, 2016. This is the opportunity for local catfish anglers to compete for cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela’s King Kat North and South Championship. This year's North

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Going to the Gulf Coast for Spring Break?

Date: 2/6/2016

Going to the Emerald Coast - Gulf of Mexico this year for Spring Break? If you are traveling from Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri...you may find yourself driving through Phenix City, Alabama...well, things have changed in this small, friendly southern area!! Check out what is happening on the

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OUTDOORS: Boat show February in Memphis

The Jackson Sun

Date: 1/27/2016 3:13:00 PM

“I have been fishing with a plastic grub on a sauger jig bouncing it in 50-feet of water.” Want more from the “Mayor of Pickwick Lake?” Give Clagett Talley a call at (731) 607-5266 or visit him online at wwwpickwickareaguide.com

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Be safe fishing in this cold weather

The Jackson Sun

Date: 1/13/2016 11:23:00 AM

Want more from the “Mayor of Pickwick Lake?” Give Clagett Talley a call at (731) 607-5266 or visit him online at www.pickwickareaguide.com. Bass: “Bass were very slow, with almost no activity at all,” Darrell Van Vactor said. “Last weekend was a

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Power-Pole continues support of Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series

Boating Industry

Date: 1/7/2016 12:57:00 PM

2016 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's – Pickwick Lake To see additional coverage on our Facebook, visit Facebook.com/CollegiateBassChampionship, and follow on Instagram and Twitter at @CollegiateBass

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• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 308 Miles
• Surface Area: 43,100 Acres
• Volume: 924,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 32,800 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 21 Feet
• Length: 53 Miles
Pickwick Lake has often been called the best trophy smallmouth fishery in the country. This is due in large part to the numerous beneficial conditions of the river system and its location. The lake is situated at the southern boundary of habitable climate for smallmouth. This southern location allows for a longer growing year, which produces larger fish. Pickwick is also at the northern boundary for threadfin shad, the primary prey for smallies, and contains an abundance of them. Add the strong current of the Tennessee River to these two factors and it is easy to see why Pickwick bass are arguably the largest and strongest bronzebacks around.

LAKE PROFILE

Size and Depth - 47,500 acres and 53 miles long with a maximum depth of 59 feet.

Water Source - An impoundment of the Tennessee River, Pickwick Lake is defined by the Wilson Dam in the south Pickwick Landing Dam in the north. With a short exception near its inflows at Florence, the current primarily flows north.

Shoreline - 496 miles long. The shore is approximately 40 percent developed and is comprised of both privately-held land and Tennessee Valley Authority ownership. The remaining shoreline is undeveloped.

Bottom - Sand, gravel, bedrock, mud and muck. The main river channel is mostly bedrock and mud. In tailwater areas and coves, sand, gravel and muck bottoms are found.

Water - Moderately fertile water with a light green to brownish color. In the main river channel the water is lighter colored than the brownish color found in the backwater areas of coves and bays. Visible clarity is between 2 and 4 feet depending on location, rainfall and current.

Cover - There is little submerged vegetation and what is present is sporadically dispersed throughout the lake. The most common emergent plant is water willow, which can be found along the lakes shoreline and in bays and coves.
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