Pickwick Lake


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Dean Jones Dies at the Age of 84

Laughing Place

Date: 9/2/2015 2:02:00 PM

Born on January 25, 1931, in Decatur, Alabama, Dean liked to fish in the nearby Tennessee River and sing; his father, a railroad worker, would accompany him on the guitar. At 15 he left home to pursue a singing career, picking up odd jobs as a coal loader

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Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Eric Church on Hand for 9th Annual ACM Honors

ABC News

Date: 9/2/2015 7:44:00 AM

Aldean honored his heroes, Career Achievement Award recipients Alabama, with a medley of their hits, "Tennessee River," "Love in the First Degree" and "The Closer You Get." Alabama's frontman joked that Aldean performed those songs better than they did as

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Luke Bryan, Loretta Lynn and Others Honored at 9th Annual ACM Honors Ceremony

The Boot

Date: 9/2/2015 7:04:00 AM

Aldean performed a medley of Alabama’s hits, including “Tennessee River,” “Love In the First Degree” and “The Closer You Get,” before presenting them with the Career Achievement Award. “When I was a kid, some of the first music I remember

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Data gathered shows low voltage in Cherokee Reservoir


Date: 9/2/2015 6:43:00 AM

52 miles upstream from the point at which the Holston and French Broad Rivers converge to form the Tennessee River. (Source: TVA) NASHVILLE (WATE) – Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is advising residents that a low-voltage electrical current are

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The color of water--critical to angling success


Date: 9/1/2015 11:31:00 PM

The color that's often most productive is what some call "Guntersville Green", which is a dark, slightly milky green shad resulting from the algae and nutrient that's always a part of this big Tennessee River flowage. Visibility in this water is typically

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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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