Cherokee Lake


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2017 Bassmaster Elite Series to open on Cherokee Lake

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 8/31/2016 7:06:00 PM

The 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule will open in Knoxville. The Elite Series' first visit to Cherokee Lake will be held Feb. 9-12. Weigh-ins the first two days will take place lakeside and the weekend weigh-ins will be held at the Knoxville

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Mountain Music Kids Bass Fishing Tournament set for Saturday

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Date: 7/28/2016 10:01:00 AM

The first year was just a father and child tournament and 26 participated on Cherokee Lake. They asked people to donate a fishing plug or hat so that each child could leave with something. Now, organizing the tournament is almost a year-round event

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Fishermen save Cherokee Lake swimmer from nearly drowning

Johnson City Press

Date: 7/20/2016 1:21:00 PM

MOORESBURG — A swimmer who became fatigued and slipped underwater was rescued by fishermen in Cherokee Lake Sunday afternoon, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency. TWRA spokesman Matthew Cameron said officers did not complete a report on

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Outdoor Knoxville Event Calendar: July 21-July 31

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 7/19/2016 3:11:00 PM

Only half marathon participants earn series points. Nestled around a finger of Cherokee Lake, Panther Creek State Park presents a rural playground for mountain bikers and trail runners alike. Winding through the State Park, participants will encounter

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First results of marina inspections posted

Claiborne Progress

Date: 7/16/2016 1:06:00 PM

The bill was named after Noah Dean Winstead, 10, and Nate Lynam, 11, who died tragically on July 4, 2012 after being electrocuted while swimming at the Cherokee Lake marina. The Noah Dean and Nate Act requires that all public marinas and docks must be

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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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