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Bob Hodge: The bass limit debate on Douglas Lake resolved

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 12/6/2014 3:09:00 PM

Starting March 1 on Douglas Lake, you'll be able to keep more smallmouth bass. And they won't have to be 20 inches or longer. But come June 15, you won't be able to keep more smallmouth bass. And the one you can keep will have to be 20 inches or longer

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2015-16 Fishing Regulations Set At TFWC Meeting

Chattanoogan

Date: 12/5/2014 7:16:00 PM

This TFWC’s October decision to delay the action allowed time for the public to comment on a recently proposed amendment to the proclamation concerning harvest regulations for smallmouth bass on Douglas Lake. The new sport fish regulations become

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Alabama Bass Trail and BoatUS Team Up for Towing

News 8 KFMB

Date: 12/3/2014 1:01:00 AM

The 13 bass fishing lakes consist of Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake, Pickwick Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Neely Henry Lake, Lay Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lake Jordan, Alabama River, Lake Eufaula, and the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Weiss Lake and Lake Martin

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Murfreesboro Checkpoint: Police Caught Lying on Camera

Liberty Playbook

Date: 12/2/2014

The day after Thanksgiving, police checkpoints took place all around Tennessee, where they manufacture probable cause with false drug dog alerts, saying "I smell alcohol," etc. . . in order to force people into detainment. They also have a trailer nearby to strap people down and forcibly take their blood without their

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OUTDOORS REPORT

Leaf Chronicle

Date: 11/29/2014 2:43:00 PM

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reminds anglers and other interested persons that Monday is the deadline to present comments concerning the proposed change to the smallmouth harvest regulations at Douglas Lake. Currently, anglers can harvest one

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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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