Pickwick Lake


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Food and fireworks essential on July Fourth

The Jackson Sun

Date: 6/28/2016 9:00:00 PM

Growing up we spent the day skiing and picnicking on the Tennessee River near Saltillo or at Piney Lake. I’ve also ended the day atop the National Life Building in Nashville watching the brilliant explosions of fireworks. One that I’m thinking about

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Norman Reedus Gets In Touch With His Spiritual Side on 'Ride'


Date: 6/28/2016 6:24:00 PM

Reedus started out in Atlanta, where he lives while shooting TWD, and hit the road toward the Fontana Dam on the Little Tennessee River in North Carolina with his friend and custom bike builder Jason Paul Michaels, who he met up with at Atlanta's Brother

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Vehicles pulled from Tennessee River

News Courier

Date: 6/28/2016 2:35:00 PM

A 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer recently pulled from the Tennessee River was reported stolen out of Huntsville, an official said Monday. Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin said the vehicle was one of three discovered at the bottom of the river at the Muscle

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Crews searching for kayaker discover underwater vehicles

Associated Press

Date: 6/28/2016 10:36:00 AM

PRICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Crews searching for a missing kayaker in northern Alabama came upon some unexpected discoveries: Three submerged vehicles at the bottom of the Tennessee River. Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin says one of them - a 2003 Chevrolet

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Area briefs

Decatur Daily

Date: 6/28/2016 4:35:00 AM

PRICEVILLE — During last week’s search for a drowned kayaker, crews discovered three vehicles, including one reported stolen, on the bottom of the Tennessee River near Muscle Camp Boat Ramp, authorities said. A 2003 Chevrolet Trail Blazer that had been

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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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