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8/19/2014
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Dandridge moves ahead on plans for waterfront

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Date: 8/6/2014 9:09:00 PM

Meanwhile, EPA regulations may prevent a plan to move Circle Drive in order to leave room for a public library expansion after the Douglas Lake bridge is replaced. 1 Jefferson County Print & Online Subscription $31.00 for 365 days For Jefferson County

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Frazier's Champlain History Came In Handy

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Date: 8/5/2014 10:57:00 PM

He cashed checks in the final three FLW Tour events, including a 6th-place finish at Beaver Lake. Mixed in was a 22nd-place effort at the Douglas Lake Bassmaster Northern Open. He continued his surge last week with a 5th-place showing at the Lake Champlain

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Date ideas: beer tasting, pontoon boat ride, Feast with the Beasts

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 8/4/2014 9:28:00 AM

Tours include a special tour pint glass and a free first pint of beer. For more info, call 865-247-5952. ROLLIN ON A RIVER: Douglas Lake Marina, 1199 Highway 139, will offer a an eight-hour pontoon boat ride for $134. Available for as little as two hours

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Fishing With A Frog

The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide

Date: 7/29/2014 8:09:00 PM

What would you guys recommend? Also I'll be fishing in the Oakley big bass tournament in Oct when they come to douglas lake here. So I'm going to be buying up things I'll need between now and then. The frog was a soft plastic that came in a 5 pack

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Mill Creek Leads Bassmaster High School Tournament on Douglas Lake

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Date: 7/27/2014 12:39:00 AM

Mill Creek Leads Bassmaster High School Tournament on Douglas Lake Mill Creek Leads Bassmaster High School Tournament on Douglas Lake DANDRIDGE, Tenn. — For Noah Pescitelli and Westin Sachs, the game plan is all about applying local knowledge on a

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• River: French Broad River
• Surface Area: 30,400 Acres
• Shoreline: 550 Miles
• Length: 43 Miles
• Volume: 1,514,100 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 4,541 Square Miles
LAKE PROFILE

Size & Depth - 30,400 acres with a maximum depth of 140 feet. The lake extends 43.1 miles upstream from the Douglas Dam.

Water Source - An impoundment of the French Broad River completed in 1943. The Nolichucky and Pigeon rivers are the primary tributaries, and there are numerous small inlet creeks.

During rainy seasons, it is not uncommon for the lake to rise as much as 15 to 20 feet in a day or two, if heavy rains occur in the nearby Appalachians. Summer levels are usually relatively stable.

Water - Very fertile and green in color. Water clarity is greatest near the dam, while the upper sections of the lake are usually stained. In general, the lake stains easily following heavy rains due to the muddy bottom. Thermal stratification (thermocline) usually develops in the summer months. Dissolved oxygen becomes depleted below the thermocline during late summer (July and August), making fishing tough until cooler fall weather arrives.

Bottom - Mostly silt and clay with some areas of rock outcroppings and bluffs.

Shoreline - Only about 17% of the shoreline is developed; the remainder is controlled by the TVA. Rolling hills of farmland and residential areas surround the lake.

Cover - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has placed many fish attractors in the lake, mainly in the backs of hollows where they are marked by signs or buoys.

At full pool, downed trees along the bank offer cover for gamefish. In winter or spring, before the lake rises, cover is scarce and fish are found on channel drop-offs and rock outcroppings. Timber was cut prior to flooding, leaving numerous stump-covered flats. Due to the large drawdown, aquatic vegetation is lacking.
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