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MadisonBoats
12-26-2009, 12:41 PM
Here are a few pictures I took to give you an idea of the sluicing conditions on the Clinch. I apologize for the low quality; I took them with my cellphone.

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=3&pictureid=375

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=3&pictureid=373
http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=3&pictureid=372
http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=3&pictureid=371
http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=3&pictureid=370
http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=3&pictureid=368
http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=3&pictureid=367
http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=3&pictureid=369

ajh10567
12-26-2009, 06:39 PM
Any ideas how long this generation schedule is going to last?

silvercreek
12-26-2009, 08:51 PM
Well, from looking at the lake levels which are still rising and the fact they are feet above where they want the lake to be for this time of the year, it looks like it will be a while. You can go to the TVA site and click the drop down box for the operating guide and see where they stand. Doesn't look good for anything in the near future.

MadisonBoats
12-27-2009, 12:50 AM
Agree with Silvercreek; however, I think the bigger picture deals with the top flood gates. TVA is working on them and this drastically reduces their ability to control water levels in the event of significant rains.

So; they will continue to pour water out the sluices and utilize heavy generation until the lake levels get down another 20-30 feet.

However; they will have to let up if the lower impoundments start getting too high in water level...then we can fish... otherwise; I think it will be about late January before water levels are fish-able.:frown:

waterwolf
12-27-2009, 07:44 AM
Pray they don't get the flood gates fixed. Their usage does have dramatic impacts on the fishery.

MadisonBoats
12-27-2009, 01:22 PM
Pray they don't get the flood gates fixed. Their usage does have dramatic impacts on the fishery.

True Waterwolf! It looks like they are just sandblasting and maintaining them. Really, the flood gates should only be used in times of extreme flood conditions. Furthermore; TVA should be increasing their effectiveness at forecasting and maintaining water levels as time goes by and more data is collected.

But what do I know...?:rolleyes:

snookhaven
01-13-2010, 07:25 PM
Hi! Just moved up to Sevierville, Tn. about a year ago after having lived in Venice, FL. for some 22 years where I caught a lot of Snook and Redfish. I would like to know if any of you great flycasters out there could tell me where I might have some luck with the elusive muskie on a flyrod? I'm most interested in suspected muskie areas on the French Broad River. Thanks. Snookhaven.

MadisonBoats
01-13-2010, 11:05 PM
Hi! Just moved up to Sevierville, Tn. about a year ago after having lived in Venice, FL. for some 22 years where I caught a lot of Snook and Redfish. I would like to know if any of you great flycasters out there could tell me where I might have some luck with the elusive muskie on a flyrod? I'm most interested in suspected muskie areas on the French Broad River. Thanks. Snookhaven.

Snook, try searching the topics on this forum and it should help give you some good information. I have no experience with Muskie!:smile:

Grannyknot
01-14-2010, 09:30 AM
Hi! Just moved up to Sevierville, Tn. about a year ago after having lived in Venice, FL. for some 22 years where I caught a lot of Snook and Redfish. I would like to know if any of you great flycasters out there could tell me where I might have some luck with the elusive muskie on a flyrod? I'm most interested in suspected muskie areas on the French Broad River. Thanks. Snookhaven.

I have seen several good sized muskie over the years on the clinch river below the hwy 61 bridge, from the eagle bend area to about 2 miles downstream.

If you just want to see them, slowly troll close to the banks and if you're lucky you will spook one from the overhanging brush. Some of them are massive. If you are more interested in catching one, I have only had success once, trolling a #13 rapala about 6' deep & far behind the boat. Can't help you with catching one on a flyrod.