Cherokee Lake


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Mountain Music fishing tourney draws 300-plus competitors

Mountain Press

Date: 8/14/2017 10:55:00 AM

Competitors had the option of fishing from a boat or from the banks of the lake. The Mountain Music Kids Bass Tournament originated on Cherokee Lake in 1990 thanks to Stanley Jackson, who remains in charge, and the late Joe Greenlee. After two years

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Rescuers free osprey atop tower

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Date: 8/10/2017 6:00:00 AM

It’s about a mile — as the osprey flies — to Cherokee Lake. Ospreys generally lay three eggs, which hatch in four to five weeks. Young have their flight feathers in another 10 weeks. The female stays on the nest most of the time while the male hunts

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Work on Cherokee Park continues; Safety tips for park users

WALB 10 News

Date: 8/2/2017 4:55:00 PM

If you are in Thomasville and visit Cherokee Lake you may notice that it looks a little bit different. The lake is being drained as crews prepare to work on the dam. City staff said the park is still open for running and recreational activities

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Fishing tourney fosters lifelong skills

Mountain Press

Date: 7/20/2017 12:54:00 AM

It's to help these kids get into fishing and get off the streets." For the first two years, the bass tournament geared to those 16 and under was held at Cherokee Lake. Since then, it takes place in Sevierville at Douglas Lake. "It's easier to catch bass

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Captain Ezell still making it happen

Claiborne Progress

Date: 7/14/2017 10:53:00 AM

The information he shares is priceless to others. His peers respect him for his knowledge so much they have named a small island in Cherokee Lake after him. He rises early, prepares for the day and then puts his clients and friends on the fish. Cox has a

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• River: Holston River
• Length: 463 Miles
• Surface Area: 30,200 Acres
• Volume: 1,565,400 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 3,428 Square Miles
• Length: 60 Miles
Water Source - A TVA impoundment of the Holston River constructed in 1943 to provide hydroelectric power, flood control and recreation. Major tributaries include Poor Valley, Ray and German creeks.

Water - Fertile and often stained from muddy runoff, or algae that produces a greenish tint. The thermocline develops in April and is most pronounced during the priod between June and September.

Bottom - Rock, gravel and clay dominate the bottom.

Shoreline - Much of the rolling, hilly land surrounding the lake is developed with homes and farmland. Many rocky bluffs are present around the lake.

Cover - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has a program for the installation of fish attractors. In additiona, planting black willow and buttonbush is ongoing. Half-log nesting devices have been installed to increase natural reproduction of smallmouth bass.
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