Pickwick Lake


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413.20 FEET
Full Pool: 414.0
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Pickwick Lake FLW Tour


Date: 5/1/2016 7:31:00 PM

Today, the lake was 6 inches below pool so there was not much on the bank to fish. I’m sure I was like a lot of guys trying to get that to work, but I wasn’t able to get that to work. I found the bite to be kind of slow. I caught four that were 3

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National Window Film Day

Lake & River Promotions

Date: 4/30/2016

National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit

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Walmart FLW Tour Readies for Return to Pickwick Lake

Fishing World

Date: 4/25/2016 6:24:00 PM

The fourth tournament of the 21st season of the Walmart FLW Tour, the most competitive circuit in professional bass-fishing, kicks off May 5-8 with the Walmart FLW Tour at Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State. Hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism, the

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Sprague grabs FaLW Tour Top 10

The Daily Tribune

Date: 4/23/2016 3:12:00 AM

followed by Jim Tutt of Longview, 19th; Shinichi Fukae of Palestine, 27th, Reehm, 36th; McCall, 41st; and Zell Rowland of Montomery, 50th. The next of five remaining regular season tournaments is set for May 5-8 on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala

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OUTDOORS: April 21 fishing report

The Jackson Sun

Date: 4/21/2016 7:39:00 AM

“Series 3 crankbaits late afternoon.” Want more from the “Mayor of Pickwick Lake?” Give Clagett Talley a call (731) 607-5266 or visit www.pickwickareaguide.com “Both lakes are at summer pool, just below 359 feet,” Darrell Van Vactor said

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6/19/2016 - Fathers Day
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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.


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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