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David Cobb: Aggies' Keeton could rain on Knoxville's highly-anticipated weekend

The Daily Beacon

Date: 8/27/2014 12:02:00 AM

On Saturday, Boomsday festivities begin at 3 p.m. and culminate with a fireworks show over the Tennessee River. For some, the holiday weekend will start as early as Thursday night. Fans will congregate Saturday in the same parking lots and grassy spots

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Southern Brewers Festival, 2014


Date: 8/26/2014 5:20:00 PM

The Blue Moon (Yacht) normally runs paid cruises and private events on the Tennessee River, but during the festival, it served as green room, watering hole, viewing perch and rest area for artists. The upper deck was the perfect place to view the band from

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Utah State at Tennessee - River City Sharps

Date: 8/26/2014 11:13:00 AM

I really think this is the best bet of the weekend. Utah St. is highly overvalued because of Chuckie Keeton. Keeton is great but the team around him isnt so good. They return less starters than Tennessee does. I saw someone mentioned UT replacing both lines

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Hackney Was On Better Quality Than Anyone Else


Date: 8/26/2014 1:07:00 AM

His second tour-level triumph of the year (he also won the Pickwick Lake FLW Tour) stretched his lead in the Angler of the Year race from 1 point to 15. It was his first Elite victory since the circuit's inaugural campaign in 2006, when he topped the field

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Opinion: Journey through the scruff of Knoxville

The Daily Beacon

Date: 8/26/2014

In 1980, a little rag from New York known as The Wall Street Journal reported that Knoxville was a "scruffy little city on the Tennessee River." Almost 35 years later, this town has transformed in many ways, but the scruff remains in the people who choose

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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.


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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