Pickwick Lake


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National Park Service gains more Civil War sites

Myrtle Beach Online

Date: 1/22/2017 9:35:00 PM

In early 1862, Gen. Ulysses Grant captured Fort Henry and Fort Donelson in Tennessee, so he controlled the Tennessee River from Kentucky to Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Wilkerson said the general's next target was the railroad crossing at Corinth that supplied

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Land Between the Lakes Commemorates the 155th Anniversary of the Battle at Fort Henry

Clarksville Online

Date: 1/22/2017 12:50:00 PM

In February of 1862, Confederate forces occupied Fort Henry as federal forces moved up the Tennessee River. The program will cover Fort Henry’s construction, battle, and legacy 155 years later. Individuals can relive the siege with a guided walk at 3

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Chattanooga History Column: Cameron Hill has rich history

Times Free Press

Date: 1/21/2017 11:11:00 PM

Given the hill's proximity to settlements along the Tennessee River and the intersection of major trails to the south, Native Americans were certain to have used the promontory since prehistoric times as an observation point. At the time of the Cherokee

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Model train project on track at depot

Decatur Daily

Date: 1/21/2017 10:33:00 PM

Once finished, the HO scale train track will include replicas of the depot, bridges over the Tennessee River, the Princess Theatre and water towers embossed with the names of the Decatur Red Raiders and Austin Black Bears, Norris said. “We will have

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Southside developer's request to use city-owned parking lot draws activist's scrutiny [photos]

Times Free Press

Date: 1/20/2017 9:05:00 PM

The CDRC's mission is to promote economic development downtown, Richardson said. The CDRC owns The Chattanoogan hotel and the "Chattanooga Green," a lawn in front of the Blue Plate restaurant downtown near the Tennessee River riverfront

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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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