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Full Pool: 990.0
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Registration Dates Set for 2017 Bassmaster Opens

Date: 10/16/2016 10:51:00 PM

Northern Opens June 29-July 1, 2017 Oneida Lake, Syracuse, N.Y. Aug. 3-5, 2017 James River, Richmond, Va. Sept. 7-9, 2017 Douglas Lake, Dandridge, Tenn. 2016 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series Title Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops 2016 Bass Pro Shops

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Registration Dates Set For 2017 Bassmaster Opens

The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide

Date: 10/14/2016 5:36:00 PM

Sept. 28-30, 2017 Smith Lake, Jasper, Ala. June 29-July 1, 2017 Oneida Lake, Syracuse, N.Y. Aug. 3-5, 2017 James River, Richmond, Va. Sept. 7-9, 2017 Douglas Lake, Dandridge, Tenn. Grow your fishing skills and improve your angling effectiveness

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TWRA presents proposed fishing changes

Daily Times

Date: 10/1/2016 9:14:00 PM

Complete details can be found at Douglas Lake’s harvest regulations for striped bass and hybrid striped bass would change to match those currently in place for white bass (15 per day inclusive, no length limit). The TWRA is not

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2017 Classic field taking shape


Date: 9/18/2016 7:12:00 PM

A fourth berth was shifted back to the points standings because David Mullins, who won the Douglas Lake Southern Open, did not fish all three Opens in that division and forfeited the automatic Classic berth. There are still five tournaments left that will

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Credit card skimmers found at 15 Wisconsin gas stations, police spreading awareness

Fox 28

Date: 9/13/2016 5:04:00 AM

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection confirmed to 27 News skimming devices were found in these southern Wisconsin cities: Madison, Edgerton, Janesville, Milton, Camp Douglas, Lake Delton, Appleton, Oshkosh, Franklin

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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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