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EarlOfSoDak
05-20-2008, 10:10 AM
Quick question-
How long does it take the water (2 generators) to get down to the jail? Want to go out tonight, but don't want to go swimming...
Thanks
Jamie

Wilson10
05-20-2008, 11:32 AM
Check out www.croutfitters.com (http://www.croutfitters.com) go to River Information


According to their scale it's about 4 hours

drag line
05-20-2008, 11:44 AM
Check this link to better understand the clinch

http://www.crctu.com/Drain_Down/clinch_drain.htm

Sage
05-20-2008, 12:48 PM
I've heard around 4 hours, but I've never timed it.

EarlOfSoDak
05-20-2008, 01:07 PM
Thanks Everybody!!!

golfballs03
05-20-2008, 01:12 PM
when you go in, pick a rock or stick or something that easily identifiable and barely sticking out of the water. when it starts nearing 4 hours check back occasionally, when it goes under, head on out. it's not like a wall of water or anything, but it can rise pretty fast.

944s
05-24-2009, 09:03 PM
Looks like there is a one hour 1 generator run from 5-6am. How does this affect the fishing level at the Jail? I am assuming the water will be unwadable at 10:30 AM but when should it be back down to wading levels? Thanks so much?

ChemEAngler
05-24-2009, 10:36 PM
Looks like there is a one hour 1 generator run from 5-6am. How does this affect the fishing level at the Jail? I am assuming the water will be unwadable at 10:30 AM but when should it be back down to wading levels? Thanks so much?

Depends on how long the water was off beforehand. I have fished through the pulse many times before if the generators had been off for around 6 hours before the pulse. That one hour pulse is enough water to refill the weir pool and bring the levels downstream up maybe 6 inches. But I have had some phenomenal fishing down toward 61 while fishing through the pulse. However, it isn't exactly for the weary. One time TVA decided to not follow through with their schedule and it kept coming up on me, so I had quite an interesting exit.

waterwolf
05-24-2009, 10:47 PM
Check out www.croutfitters.com (http://www.croutfitters.com) go to River Information


According to their scale it's about 4 hours

The two isn't his problem, it is the 1 that came before the 2. It takes about 5 hours for 1, and about 4.5 for two.

The pulse is nothing to fret over, most folks won't ever notice it. Sometimes the fishing can get really good or sometimes it can get really bad. Never can tell with the pulse and it's effects.

One thing on any tailwater, do not trust TVA, and do not push your luck with the water. More then one has bit the dust in the Clinch rolling the dice on water flows. And myself and Mr. Bone have fished more then a couple over the years out of the river. Be careful, and remember there is always another day, and at the end of the day they are just a fish.

944s
05-25-2009, 08:07 AM
Thanks so much guys. Have a great weekend.

MadisonBoats
05-26-2009, 10:48 AM
T...More then one has bit the dust in the Clinch rolling the dice on water flows. And myself and Mr. Bone have fished more then a couple over the years out of the river. Be careful, and remember there is always another day, and at the end of the day they are just a fish.

You are correct about this bud... I have lost 2 anchors and destroyed 3 props this year trying to push the limits of the releases and drain down times...

However, wading is very unforgiving and things happen very fast once your realize you are in trouble. Remember to think of this in advance when you gear up and think about how you would get out of a situation if you get in to one...! I think it would be good to get one of those Mustang PFDs in case of trouble, but, they are still only rated for a certain amount of weight...

Wilson10
05-26-2009, 03:47 PM
I know I've had my fair share of "close calls". Luckily thats all they were. Its not a fun thought wondering how you're gonna get outta there with rising water at your elbows.

truchin
05-26-2009, 07:16 PM
Guys on a related topic be aware of the changes in the shifting bottom structure with the recent scouring. I saw 2 big trees in a new spot just above the dismal bluff area in the lower clinch.They where barely under the surface and in low water could've been very dangerous.They are on the right going upstream before reaching the power line. any body know of dangerous sections on the upper area? i haven't drited it lately.
be safe
jose

MadisonBoats
05-27-2009, 08:41 AM
Interesting...? I saw TVA Police Boat on the Lower End of the Clinch this morning...