Cherokee Lake


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Full Pool: 1,073.0
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Church Hill’s Grimm Wins FLW Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division Event on Cherokee

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Date: 6/6/2016 7:21:00 PM

Brant Grimm of Church Hill, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the fourth FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division tournament of 2016 on Cherokee Lake. For his victory, Grimm took home $6,159

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East Tennessee lake levels low on Memorial Day weekend


Date: 5/27/2016 3:42:00 PM

“When it’s higher, there’s more people to get away from each other and the water’s cleaner.> Tackett has vacationed on Cherokee Lake since the 1980s, and he said he has not seen it this low in a long time. He said not only can low levels present

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Cherokee short on water

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Date: 5/26/2016 6:23:00 AM

Douglas Lake will be closest to its June 1 target pool level (about five feet under the 994 mark) but Cherokee Lake will be off by about 10 feet, said David Bowling, General Manager of River Management for TVA. Bowling, along with Recreation Strategy and

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History Was A Big Help For Mullins


Date: 5/25/2016 9:35:00 PM

He put in a half-day of practice on the Monday prior to the start of the Open, then about 7 hours the following day before relocating to nearby Cherokee Lake for an evening "fruit jar" event. He was on the water for a full 8 hours on Wednesday

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Officials: Fisherman drowns after kayak overturns in lake

Date: 5/25/2016 3:40:00 PM

Campbell of Talbott drowned Monday afternoon while fishing with a friend in a cove on Cherokee Lake at Panther Creek State Park. Cameron says Campbell was not wearing a life jacket when his kayak overturned and he went overboard. Authorities recovered

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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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