Cherokee Lake


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Full Pool: 1,073.0
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Introducing Administrator Pruitt


Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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Pirch off to nice start in Bassmaster Elite season

Payson Roundup

Date: 2/21/2017 6:00:00 AM

The Rim Country’s favorite hometown angler, Clifford Pirch, was among the 106 pros competing in the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series held Feb. 9-12 at Cherokee Lake near Knoxville, Tenn. Pirch turned in a solid showing finishing 46th overall weighing in 12

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Massive Cherokee Lake cleanup event to coincide with 'Earth Day'

Times News

Date: 2/20/2017 7:23:00 PM

ROGERSVILLE — The annual Cherokee Lake spring cleaning day is scheduled to coincide with Earth Day on April 22, and event organizer Donna Dunn is hoping that getting the word out early will help ensure a big crowd to help cover an area of nearly 30,000

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Fishing notebook: Watching those rivers; Bayou Black remains a hot spot

The Advocate

Date: 2/15/2017 9:20:00 PM

Cliff Crochet was on top of the 110-angler field amidst the 20-degree morning and light snow blowing across Cherokee Lake near Knoxville, Tennessee, last Thursday. His five bass weighed 19 pounds, 7 ounces. What happened the next two days owes as much to

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Wheeler overcomes week of adversity to win Bassmaster Elite at Cherokee Lake

Outdoors FIRST

Date: 2/13/2017 10:16:00 PM

But he's never won one under the same set of circumstances he faced this week during the Bassmaster Elite at Cherokee Lake - and he's quick to admit that he may never do it again. After a week of adversity that some anglers don't face in an entire season

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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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