Pickwick Lake

ALABAMA - MISSISSIPPI - TENNESSEE


Lake Level
812.50 FEET
2/8/2022
Full Pool: 414.0
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Mother-and-Son Team, Janet Liciaga and Chris Rodriguez, New Owners of TowBoatUS Weiss Lake, Alabama

BoatUS News

Date: 3/20/2024

CENTRE, Ala., March 20, 2024 – On the 30,000-plus-acre “Crappie Capital of the World” — Weiss Lake, Alabama — anglers with skill and perhaps a little luck regularly land 2- and sometimes 3-pounders of the warm-weather-loving gamefish. However, sometimes an angler’s luck runs out

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All ADCNR Lands Covered by No Burn Order

Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resource

Date: 11/9/2023

On Wednesday, November 8, 2023, Governor Kay Ivey issued a Drought Emergency Declaration – also referred to as a No Burn Order – that prohibits all outdoor burning in Alabama. The order is effective as of 8 a.m. on November 9. The statewide No Burn Order covers all Alabama Department of Conservation and

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Water Resources Outlook for September 2023

National Weather Service

Date: 9/21/2023

Southeast River Forecast Center Water Resources Outlook for September 2023 addressing flooding and drought issues across the southeast U.S

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Expect to See Alligators Throughout Alabama

Alabama Dept of Conservation & Natural Resources

Date: 7/14/2023

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources For those of us fortunate enough to have lived in Alabama a number of years, one of the benefits the vast majority of residents cherish is interaction with the abundant wildlife that inhabits the state. Becoming familiar with the different animal species and

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Alabama Home to Three of the 25 Best Bass Lakes in the Southeast

Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources

Date: 7/12/2023

Three Alabama lakes have been included in the Bassmaster list of the 25 best bass lakes in the Southeast for 2023. Two of those lakes made the top 10 with Lake Guntersville in the five spot and Lake Eufaula in at number nine. Pickwick Lake in northwest Alabama closed out Alabama's rankings on the list at 15. &ldquo

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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.

LAKE PROFILE

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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