Pickwick Lake


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Free Alabama tribute band concert Saturday at Civic Center

The Montana Standard

Date: 7/30/2015 11:25:00 PM

The Silver Bow County Fair presents its second annual free "Good Neighbor Concert" featuring Tennessee River, tribute to the band Alabama, Saturday, Aug. 1, outside of the Butte Civic Center. The evening starts at 7 p.m. with opening act Jeanne Coady

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14 year old identified in accidental drowning in Tenn. River

48 News

Date: 7/30/2015 8:22:00 PM

Rescue crews recovered the body of a 14-year-old boy from the Tennessee River on Thursday night. The Colbert County coroner identified the drowning victim as LaBronte Davis. Crews recovered Davis's body specifically from Town Creek, a body of water that

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Rescue crews recover body of 14-year-old boy from Tenn. River


Date: 7/30/2015 8:01:00 PM

Rescue crews recovered the body of a 14-year-old boy from the Tennessee River on Thursday night. His body was recovered specifically from Town Creek, a body of water that feeds into Wilson Lake, just before 8:30 p.m. after crews searched for nearly six hours

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FBI searching area on Tennessee River for clues

WRCB 3 Chattanooga

Date: 7/30/2015 6:10:00 PM

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are searching an area along the Tennessee River Thursday morning. A small group of six agents are combing the river’s bank, using metal detectors and a visual search for clues. The FBI has over 200 agents in the

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On staph and swimming: experts advise proper precautions

St. Clair News-Aegis

Date: 7/30/2015 1:11:00 PM

After recent reports surfaced of children developing skin infections after swimming in Alabama lakes — including Logan Martin Lake — medical experts are advising swimmers to bathe after exposing their skin to natural bodies of water. In a story that

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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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