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Walleye: TWRA's latest "experiment" in Chickamauga Lake


Date: 8/20/2014 8:06:00 AM

Walleye, however, have always been present in small numbers as well—and in fact, Old Hickory Lake north of Nashville lays claim to the world record walleye of 25 pounds, caught in 1960 by Mabry Harper. Walleye and sauger look very similar. However

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Bread Causing Devastating "Angel Wing Syndrome" In Birds


Date: 8/13/2014 5:24:00 PM

Cathy Westerman said last month she noticed a problem with some Canada geese along Old Hickory Lake’s shores. "Some I've seen look like someone took scissors and their might be a little bit of feathers, but it's chopped up,” Westerman said Tuesday

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Chasin’ Crazy Beat the Heat in ‘That’s How We Do Summertime’ Video [Exclusive Premiere]

Taste of Country

Date: 8/12/2014 8:22:00 AM

From jet skis to summer smooches, the country newcomers spell out summer perfectly, heading to Nashville’s Old Hickory Lake to throw a party. The five-member group — Jimmy James Hunter, Forest Miller, Landon Parker, Creigh Riepe and Travis Fincher

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Corps Seeks Input on Old Hickory Lake Shoreline Management Plan

Dredging Today

Date: 8/11/2014 11:43:00 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, said that the 2014 Old Hickory Lake Shoreline Management Plan is finalized and available to the public. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes recently approved the amended plan, which includes

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Teens injured in Old Hickory Lake personal watercraft crash

Fox 6 WBRC

Date: 8/11/2014 5:06:00 PM

Two teenage boys were involved in a personal watercraft crash on Old Hickory Lake on Sunday night. A boater in Wilson County called 911 after witnessing the crash. That person brought the 15-year-old and 16-year-old to shore. Both teens were hurt

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• River: Cumberland River
• Surface Area: 22,500 Acres
• Shoreline: 440 Miles
• Volume: 420,000 Acre Feet
Old Hickory Lake is a reservoir in north central Tennessee. It is formed by the Old Hickory Lock and Dam, located on the Cumberland River approximately 25 miles upstream from Nashville. The city of Hendersonville is situated on the northern side of the lake, and Old Hickory, is located on the southern side of the lake. The dam and lake are named after President Andrew Jackson, who was nicknamed "Old Hickory." He also lived in the vicinity, at The Hermitage.

The lock, dam, powerhouse and lake are operated and supervised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers'. Construction started in January 1952, and the dam was completed in June 1954.

Rock Castle, the former historic home of Daniel Smith, is located along this lake in Drakes Creek. Smith is known for his contributions in settling Hendersonville, TN. Public accommodations include eight marinas, two Corps-operated campgrounds, and 41 boat access sites, as well as the Old Hickory Lake Arboretum.
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