Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
413.67 FEET
8/2/2018
Full Pool: 414.0
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Healthy Space, Healthy Species

WTVC

Date: 9/21/2018 7:20:00 AM

When Tennessee River Gorge Trust Executive Director Rick Huffines leads field trips, he starts each one with the same question: "What makes up a healthy habitat?" Hands shoot up. "Food

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Celebrate and preserve Tennessee's great hunting, fishing heritage | Opinion

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 9/20/2018 1:15:00 PM

Some of my best memories were spent in Tennessee’s great outdoors. As a child, I spent most of my summer running trotlines with my grandfather on the Tennessee River. It sparked an early appreciation

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Florence restaurant offers ‘360’ view, fine dining

WAFF

Date: 9/20/2018 10:49:00 AM

FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -The 360 Grille in Florence offers patrons a chance to see three states, the Tennessee River and breathtaking sunsets without leaving the table. The restaurant is one big circle 27

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1,000 Juvenile Lake Sturgeon Released Back Into Ancestral Waters

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 9/18/2018 10:13:00 AM

Their release into the Tennessee River further swells the ranks of more than 179,000 Lake Sturgeon that have been reintroduced to the Tennessee River since 2000. This weekend, representatives from the

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Head Outdoors for National Public Lands Day in the Tennessee River Valley

The Business Journals

Date: 9/18/2018 3:41:00 AM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Tennessee River Valley is filled with some of America's most beautiful public lands. Each year, one day is set aside for visitors to visit pu

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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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