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Grundy Places 4th At Bassmaster Classic

Grundy County Herald

Date: 2/25/2015 9:12:00 AM

Team Kyle was one of only 10 high school teams in the country to qualify for the event. They qualified by finishing second last June on Douglas Lake in a regional event. “It was an amazing experience and something that’s hard to describe with words

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Woman dies after falling into frigid lake Friday night

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Date: 2/17/2015 9:53:00 PM

A Knoxville woman died early Saturday morning after falling into Douglas Lake and becoming trapped for several hours during frigid temperatures. Sheriff Bud McCoig reported that Anna R. Crabtree, 51, 2129 Ellistown Road, was flown to University of

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Jason Davis: Confessions of a eclectic mind

Mountain Press

Date: 2/14/2015 10:43:00 AM

Just as my wife likely feared. When I returned home with a dopey smile on my face and mentioned the fun I'd had, she was quick to shoot down any dreams I might have had of being the Captain Ahab to the Douglas Lake crappie version of Moby Dick. As always

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Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club suffer legal setback in Douglas Lake dispute

Global News

Date: 1/31/2015 2:16:00 PM

Members of a small club in the Nicola Valley were told by the B.C. Supreme Court this week that they’ll have to raise their own funds in their long-running legal battle with the Douglas Lake Cattle Co. and the American billionaire who owns it. The Nicola

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Setback For The Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club

CFJC TV Kamloops

Date: 1/29/2015 6:29:00 PM

The billionaire owner of the Douglas Lake Ranch has won an initial battle against the Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club. The club was looking for advanced costs in its legal battle against the ranch - but a BC Supreme Court judge has quashed that effort

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

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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