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Stream pollution workshops planned

Tri Cities

Date: 7/29/2014 12:45:00 PM

The Upper Tennessee River Roundtable will lead the workshops Friday, Aug. 1, and Friday, Aug. 8, at White's Mill in Abingdon from 10 a.m. to 12 noon each day. Upper Tennessee River Roundtable is offering these workshops as part of the Virginia Highlands

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The Misadventures of Catfish and Cutbait: Using "Neanderthal" for bait

Examiner

Date: 7/28/2014 3:29:00 PM

who call an area on the Tennessee River between Savannah, Tennessee and Interstate 40 their stomping grounds. It was a warm August morning, and Catfish and Cutbait were checking a trot-line near the Saltillo Landing. As they moved their boat along

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Stream pollution workshops planned

Southwest Virginia Updated Daily

Date: 7/28/2014 2:18:00 PM

The Upper Tennessee River Roundtable will lead the workshops Friday, Aug. 1, and Friday, Aug. 8, at White's Mill in Abingdon from 10 a.m. to 12 noon each day. Upper Tennessee River Roundtable is offering these workshops as part of the Virginia Highlands

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Squirrel tail profit, new national natural landmark and more: Outdoor Insider

Penn Live

Date: 7/28/2014 6:26:00 AM

the Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash at Kentucky Lake, Paris, Tenn.; and the 2014 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship at Pickwick Lake, Florence, Ala. The series will also follow the 2014 Cabela's School of the Year race. Check out the Collegiate

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Hodges: The sharpshooters of Raccoon Mountain

Times Free Press

Date: 7/26/2014 9:02:00 PM

The Alabamians ensconced on Raccoon Mountain in early October 1863 never forgot that shot, or their duty in the gorge of the Tennessee River. After Chickamauga, the besieged Union troops in Chattanooga depended on a supply base at Bridgeport, Ala

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• River: Tennessee River
• Surface Area: 43,100 Acres
• Shoreline: 308 Miles
• Length: 53 Miles
• Volume: 924,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 32,800 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 21 Feet
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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