Pickwick Lake


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RIVER RIVALRY: Expect a rough, physical game

Times Daily

Date: 9/3/2015 11:46:00 PM

MUSCLE SHOALS — Somewhere in the middle of the mile-wide Tennessee River is the line that divides Muscle Shoals and Florence. It’s the line that will be used to determine the good guys and the bad guys tonight at James F. Moore Stadium at Muscle Shoals

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Alabama Is Back With 'Southern Drawl': Exclusive Premiere


Date: 9/3/2015 4:10:00 PM

Their first single for the label, “Tennessee River,” became a No. 1 record -- as did each of their singles for the label through the spring of 1987. Along the way, they won multiple Entertainer of the Year trophies from both the Academy of Country

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Daybreak Rotary club hosts RiverFest 5K, Ducky Derby & Raft Regatta among highlights.

Macon County News

Date: 9/3/2015 1:56:00 PM

The Rotary Club of Franklin -- Daybreak held its second annual RiverFest on Saturday and welcomed visitors and locals to the Little Tennessee River and Greenway. The event kicked off with a 5k race along the Greenway. Daybreak Rotary's annual Ducky Derby

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We've Found the Best of the Best Cities to Live In

FOX News

Date: 9/3/2015 1:12:00 PM

Outside magazine's readers chose this city of 173,000 along the Tennessee River Gorge as its No. 1 best place to live. Granted, the criteria may be skewed considering the nature-loving constituency, but Chattanooga also offers the prospect of tech jobs

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Jason Aldean Performs Medley of Alabama Hits at 2015 ACM Honors [Watch]

The Boot

Date: 9/3/2015 12:03:00 PM

Aldean and his band took the stage to perform and eight-minute medley of “Love in the First Degree,” “Tennessee River” and “The Closer You Get” to salute Alabama. The “Burnin’ It Down” hitmaker was on fire during the performance

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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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