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TVCC has cool weekend with 'Little T'

Times Free Press

Date: 7/24/2014 1:20:00 AM

Such was the case with several members of the Tennessee Valley Canoe Club recently. Taking to the cool waters of the Little Tennessee River just north of Franklin, N.C., over the Fourth of July weekend, the group paddled more than 26 miles in three days to

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Search to resume for missing swimmer

Date: 7/23/2014 9:15:00 PM

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. - Efforts to locate a missing swimmer in the Tennessee River in Hardin County were suspended late Wednesday night. According to Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin, they were called to the area near the dam around 3:20 p.m

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Casey barge may be dismantled on the river

Times Free Press

Date: 7/23/2014 9:03:00 PM

In March, the Corps ordered the vessel be removed from its mooring on the Tennessee River, saying it had violated its permit. Casey had the barge floated to Chattanooga from Pittsburgh in 2009, but nothing was built on it. The Chattanooga businessman

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Where the rivers flow: A special voyage

Cleveland Daily Banner

Date: 7/23/2014 5:36:00 PM

I’m surprised I haven’t seen more tugs, so far only seen three the entire trip. I imagine once I get on the Tennessee River, that will change. If you meet one at a lock they have priority over a recreational boat. The wait is three to four hours for

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Fishing steady at Pickwick, Reelfoot, Gibson Co. Lake

The Jackson Sun

Date: 7/23/2014 3:11:00 PM

Want more from the “Mayor of Pickwick Lake?” Call Clagett Talley at (731) 607-5266 or visit him online Water temperature: 85 to 87 degrees. Water level: normal pool. • Bass: “Fishing has slowed, but bass is the best thing

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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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