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MadisonBoats
04-27-2010, 11:30 AM
I fished the Clinch yesterday evening when the storm front was moving through. The fish were actually quite active. I checked the Miller's Island Ramp first for fishing capability. The river was extremely low and I was numerous Redds exposed. Also, the wind was blowing W-E and it was coming right off the mountains and blowing very hard.

So, I headed to Peach Orchard. The scene was quite different there. The mountains had most of the wind blocked and it was relatively calm. The water temp was 52 due to excessive run off from Coal Creek and the lack of generation. Also, it was fairly stained, but fish-able. I produced a few results by fishing my March Brown BHPT with a light green hot spot on the underside.

Sorry no pics of the fish...had to use my phone to get these two and the fish were not worth a pic...:rolleyes:

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Scott Spencer
04-27-2010, 12:02 PM
Getting red X's, Shawn.

Glad you had some success.

FFM4LIFE
04-27-2010, 03:53 PM
can u wade at peach orchard?

gutshot
04-27-2010, 07:52 PM
I don't fish the clinch, never have.

What is causing the surface disturbance in the second picture?

MadisonBoats
04-27-2010, 09:04 PM
FFM4LIFE can u wade at peach orchard?
No, you will need some kind of boat to get to the wading locations.

What is causing the surface disturbance in the second picture?
That would be what many call the transmission line shoal. It is about one foot below in this picture.

waterwolf
04-29-2010, 08:24 AM
Redds should be done by now, with most of the fry out and about in the river.

BTW those aren't really mountains, ridges yes, but mountains, not quite.:smile:

MadisonBoats
04-29-2010, 09:42 AM
Redds should be done by now, with most of the fry out and about in the river. BTW those aren't really mountains, ridges yes, but mountains, not quite.:smile:

I thought that should be the case with the Redds....Yeah, ridges; thanks for the clarification:smile: