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Elite Series Bid Has Feider Fired Up

BassFan

Date: 10/23/2014 11:36:00 PM

He logged his best finish (19th) at the opener in late May at Douglas Lake, which somehow made its way onto the Northern schedule this year. It was Feider's first time there and he was more than happy with his outcome. "It was crazy to see how much

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More Banning Of The Arig..

The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide

Date: 10/17/2014 3:03:00 PM

The PAA tourney on Douglas Lake here a couple years ago was a joke thanks to the A Rig. That tournament alone is why the PAA banned it. Glad to see its out in other venues as wel . The PAA tourney on Douglas Lake here a couple years ago was a joke thanks

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TDOT talks road improvements in Lakeway counties

Citizen Tribune

Date: 10/16/2014 9:59:00 AM

Operations Supervisor Tracey Widner said the current rehabilitation of the Interstate 40 bridge over Douglas Lake is to be completed by Dec. 31, 2015. Plans are to again divert traffic off the interstate between the 432 and 424 mile exits later this month

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Torbush fosters renewal of football program at Eastern Tennessee

Daily Orange

Date: 10/16/2014 5:47:00 AM

Carl Torbush had no intention of ever coaching football again after 39 years on the job. He had retired on Douglas Lake in Eastern Tennessee and was content with life in his lake house. But a call from former national champion coach and longtime friend

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Daniel, Flack Win 2015 Alabama Bass Trail Championship

Wired 2 Fish

Date: 10/14/2014 8:03:00 PM

Amongst those were the team of Craig Daniel and Jackie Flack, tournament veterans who had proved their mettle over the years all over; but especially on Lewis Smith Lake, the venue for the inaugural Alabama Bass Trail Championship. Saturday, the pair of

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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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