Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
414.34 FEET
5/19/2019
Full Pool: 414.0
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Boater’s body recovered from Tennessee River near Pickwick Dam

Local 24 News

Date: 7/19/2019 1:16:00 AM

UPDATE 12:30 p.m.: The body of 56-year-old Jeffery Dilworth was recovered around 10 a.m. Thursday morning. Officers with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency continue to investigate the boating

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Mississippi boater's body recovered from Tennessee River, TWRA says

10 News

Date: 7/18/2019 2:57:00 PM

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. — The body of a 56-year-old man from Mississippi was recovered from the Tennessee River around 10 a.m. Thursday, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said. Officers with TWRA

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Boater’s body recovered from Tennessee River

WKRN

Date: 7/18/2019 10:51:00 AM

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said a missing boater’s body was recovered from the Tennessee River Wednesday morning. Jeffery Dilworth was fishing alone in a

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Body of missing boater recovered from Tennessee River

WSMV

Date: 7/18/2019 10:45:00 AM

HARDIN COUNTY, TN (WSMV) - The body of a missing boater was recovered Thursday from the Tennessee River near Pickwick Dam. Jeffery Dilworth, 56, from Rienzi, Mississippi was found around 10 a.m. He

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Search underway on the Tennessee River after man’s boat reportedly capsized

WKRN

Date: 7/17/2019 3:55:00 PM

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency confirms a search is on-going for a missing boater in Hardin County near Pickwick Dam. Officials believe only one person was in the

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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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