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Pickwick Fishing Report: Personal Bests, 28 lb Strings, and Another 9 Pounder by Guide Steve Hacker 12-15-2015

12.15.15 Water temp: 56-57 degrees TVA discharge rate: highly variable, to as high as 175k cfs. in the past week with spillways on; currently near 100k, with spillways possibly closing today. Lake elevation: highly variable, flooding last week; currently about 418. We’ve been blessed with a wonderful fall, with some beautiful weather, and some tremendous […]

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Wisconsin: New National Recreation Trail Designation 6-1-2015

Good morning, We wanted to let you know that U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis will announce a new national recreation trail – the Tribal Heritage Crossing of the Wiouwash Trail – in Wisconsin today in advance of National Trails Day this Saturday, with details below. For […]

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Best Christmas Wishes–and a Few Fish Pix! 12-24-2014

My email address book got carted off somewhere into Buzz Lightyear’s “infinity and beyond”, and unless you had emailed me, I did not have your address to send out fishing reports (my own computer refusing to let me access my own email account–even with correct login and password; my ISP still has no idea why.). […]

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Pickwick Report: Some of You are Famous! Steve Hacker Guide Service 5-3-2014

Doug Darr has updated the state website, and included many of you on the fishing pages with your big fish. You can go to these two links to see yourself and others with their catches: http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/freshwater/where/reservoirs/pickwick/angler/ http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/freshwater/fish/bassblack/smallmouth/angler/ Doug does a GREAT job with the website and state education programs–and to top it off is a […]

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Steve Hacker Guide Service Pickwick Fishing Report: Smallmouth Spawn All but Over; Stripers Make a Showing (Finally!) 4-26-2014

4.25.14 Water temp: 63 degrees TVA discharge rate: approx. 14k cfs (next to nothing—but that WILL change next week!) Lake elevation: approx. 414.5 (that will change, too) I mentioned above that the TVA discharge rates will change this coming week, that being due to the weather forecast. For several days now all weather outlets have […]

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Pickwick Report: More 6’s, 7’s, and 8’s 4-12-1214

4.11.14 Water temp: 57-60 degrees TVA discharge rate: highly variable; from 0 to over 80k cfs, averaging approx. 50k cfs. Lake elevation: highly variable, from 409 to 418; avg about 416. 4.11.14 Water temp: 57-60 degrees TVA discharge rate: highly variable; from 0 to over 80k cfs, averaging approx. 50k cfs. Lake elevation: highly variable, […]

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Pickwick Report: Feast or Famine. 5@31-10 and Multiple 7 Pounders 3-22-2014

3.21.14 water temp: 52 degrees TVA discharge rate: approx. 29k cfs 24 hr. avg. Those of you that have fished Pickwick for any length of time know how much influence what TVA does with daily water levels and discharge rates has on the fishing, and especially the smallmouth bite. This was a week of many […]

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Pickwick Report: Big Smallmouths and Largemouths by Steve Hacker Guide Service 3-4-2014

2.28.14 Water temp: still 49 degrees TVA discharge rate: approx. 125k cfs (with 13 spillways on) Lake elevation: approx. 419 I just spent a most enjoyable two days with Jeff Murray and Randy Shank, down from the frigid north (northern Indiana). I just THOUGHT we have had a rough winter down here! Seeing the pix […]

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Tournaments Don’t Harm Bass Fishing 5-4-2013

Tournament anglers who fish for largemouth bass in northern Indiana natural lakes have had no long-term negative effects on bass populations, according to a study by DNR fisheries biologists. Biologists examined the numbers and sizes of bass caught at 22 organized events in 2011 and 2012, and compared the results to 23 events in 2001 […]

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Pickwick Report: Flooding and Big Smallmouths 5-4-2013

5.3.13 Water temp: 64-66 degrees TVA discharge rate: highly variable; averaging approx. 75k to 150k (spillways currently open; river at flood stage) Lake elevation: highly variable, from about 417 to almost 423 feet. Portions of McFarland Park are flooded, and the ramp is barely open as I write this. It’s been raining hard overnight, with […]

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