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#12516551 - 11/26/17 08:12 AM Upper vs middle vs lower part of the lake
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I just watched a video of a very experienced angler (from Tennessee) consistently refer to the upper part of the lake as the deeper part of the lake next to the dam

I always thought the upper part of the lake was shallower and the lower part of the lake the dam area

Or does it vary depending on which state you are from?

Most of our lakes drain north west to south east with the dam and deepest water at the south end

However, there are some lakes in Texas (several that are close to the Red River) with the dam up north with north part of the lake being the deepest
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#12516581 - 11/26/17 08:43 AM Re: Upper vs middle vs lower part of the lake [Re: collincountytx]
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In Texas, upper end of the lake generally means the shallows and lower lake refers to the area by the dam. There are exceptions of course, but most of our lakes have the dam at the lower end.

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#12516615 - 11/26/17 08:58 AM Re: Upper vs middle vs lower part of the lake [Re: collincountytx]
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Thanks.
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#12516659 - 11/26/17 09:27 AM Re: Upper vs middle vs lower part of the lake [Re: collincountytx]
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Originally Posted By: collincountytx
I just watched a video of a very experienced angler (from Tennessee) consistently refer to the upper part of the lake as the deeper part of the lake next to the dam

I always thought the upper part of the lake was shallower and the lower part of the lake the dam area

Or does it vary depending on which state you are from?

Most of our lakes drain north west to south east with the dam and deepest water at the south end

However, there are some lakes in Texas (several that are close to the Red River) with the dam up north with north part of the lake being the deepest


It does not vary from state to state. The guy from Tennessee was a Goober.

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#12516683 - 11/26/17 09:45 AM Re: Upper vs middle vs lower part of the lake [Re: collincountytx]
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#12516710 - 11/26/17 10:13 AM Re: Upper vs middle vs lower part of the lake [Re: EastTexasBassin]
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Originally Posted By: EastTexasBassin
In Texas, upper end of the lake generally means the shallows and lower lake refers to the area by the dam. There are exceptions of course, but most of our lakes have the dam at the lower end.


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#12516713 - 11/26/17 10:15 AM Re: Upper vs middle vs lower part of the lake [Re: collincountytx]
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The Tennessee River flows from the Knoxville area, going southwest through Chattanooga, continuing southwest to Guntersville. The river then turns and runs west/northwest from Guntersville through Wheeler to Pickwick. From Pickwick it turns north and runs through Kentucky Lake ending at the Ohio River in Paducah, Kentucky.

Being from Texas, it still blows my mind that rivers run north in some places so I could easily see where the upper end be by the dam, on a south-to-north running river.

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#12516714 - 11/26/17 10:16 AM Re: Upper vs middle vs lower part of the lake [Re: Ken A.]
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: collincountytx
I just watched a video of a very experienced angler (from Tennessee) consistently refer to the upper part of the lake as the deeper part of the lake next to the dam

I always thought the upper part of the lake was shallower and the lower part of the lake the dam area

Or does it vary depending on which state you are from?

Most of our lakes drain north west to south east with the dam and deepest water at the south end

However, there are some lakes in Texas (several that are close to the Red River) with the dam up north with north part of the lake being the deepest


It does not vary from state to state. The guy from Tennessee was a Goober.

I did not watch the video but have to still agree with Ken. When referring to a lake, upper and lower is referring to elevation above sea level.
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#12516742 - 11/26/17 10:48 AM Re: Upper vs middle vs lower part of the lake [Re: EastTexasBassin]
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Originally Posted By: EastTexasBassin
In Texas, upper end of the lake generally means the shallows and lower lake refers to the area by the dam. There are exceptions of course, but most of our lakes have the dam at the lower end.


An exception is Joe Pool, dam is at the north end.
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#12516836 - 11/26/17 01:23 PM Re: Upper vs middle vs lower part of the lake [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: EastTexasBassin
In Texas, upper end of the lake generally means the shallows and lower lake refers to the area by the dam. There are exceptions of course, but most of our lakes have the dam at the lower end.


An exception is Joe Pool, dam is at the north end.


Pat Mayse is another that comes to mind and also Gilmer

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#12516947 - 11/26/17 03:26 PM Re: Upper vs middle vs lower part of the lake [Re: collincountytx]
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Really has nothing to do with north and south....it is about elevations.

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#12516958 - 11/26/17 03:32 PM Re: Upper vs middle vs lower part of the lake [Re: Klinker]
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Originally Posted By: Klinker
Really has nothing to do with north and south....it is about elevations.
correct.
Lower end is lower elevation prior to filling the lake.
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#12517387 - 11/26/17 08:57 PM Re: Upper vs middle vs lower part of the lake [Re: SteezMacQueen]
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I believe the people that can't wrap their brain around this, also probably use North up on their plotters instead of course up.
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#12518498 - 11/27/17 09:09 PM Re: Upper vs middle vs lower part of the lake [Re: collincountytx]
Bilboinsa Offline
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Loc: San Antonio
I always thought upper and lower ends simply correlates with upstream and downstream ends of the lake.

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#12518663 - 11/28/17 07:36 AM Re: Upper vs middle vs lower part of the lake [Re: Klinker]
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Originally Posted By: Klinker
Really has nothing to do with north and south....it is about elevations.


Agree

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