Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
414.34 FEET
5/19/2019
Full Pool: 414.0
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Update: The War On Carp

BassFan

Date: 5/22/2019 10:06:00 PM

By now, some of you recognize the name Wade White. Once a primary advocate in keeping Tennessee River tailrace areas open to fishing, White has turned his attention to a larger problem, posing a

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Appalachian Trail for the river | Roane County to be part of TN Riverline project

WBIR

Date: 5/20/2019 7:06:00 PM

KINGSTON, Tenn. — Love a good outdoor adventure? How about paddling the Appalachian Trail of the Tennessee River? The Tennessee Riverline project aims to create a series of experiences along the river

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Car pulled from Tennessee River by Morgan County Rescue Squad

WAAY-TV

Date: 5/20/2019 7:59:00 AM

Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate. investigating after a vehicle was pulled from the

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Crews pull car out of Tennessee River, police investigating

WAFF

Date: 5/19/2019 6:20:00 AM

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - Crews in Morgan County worked to pull a car out of the Tennessee River on Saturday. The car was found near the Hospitality Park on Highway 31 North early Saturday morning

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Car pulled from Tennessee River by Morgan County Rescue Squad

WAAY-TV

Date: 5/18/2019 4:46:00 PM

Decatur Police are investigating after a vehicle was found in the Tennessee River early Saturday morning. The Morgan County Rescue Squad (MCRS) said the car was found in the water near Hospitality

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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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