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white95v6
07-29-2010, 09:37 AM
ok i searched for alittle while and didn't see my answer.

what dam does the soho come out of. and if i am not mistaken the wataga comes from ft henry patrick.

also how much generation is to much to float in a 12ft John boat. and fish it decent. for both the wataga and Soho.

Thanks
Matt

Trip
07-29-2010, 10:01 AM
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/8264/damsv.jpg

David Knapp
07-29-2010, 10:54 AM
SoHo comes from South Holston Lake/Dam and the Watauga comes from Wilbur Dam...

white95v6
07-29-2010, 11:54 AM
alright awsome thanks.

now whats too much to float on.

like i know the caney anything more then 1400ish is alittle more then i like to float. 900-1100 i think is do-able.

David Knapp
07-29-2010, 11:59 AM
SoHo is either on or off...on is one generator and what everyone floats on. It would be pretty difficult to float the SoHo on low water I would think... Someone else will have to help with the Watauga...

Trip
07-29-2010, 01:01 PM
Wilbur is only releasing enough to support minimum flow until further notice. I don't know what that means for drifting though.

white95v6
07-29-2010, 01:29 PM
Wilbur is only releasing enough to support minimum flow until further notice. I don't know what that means for drifting though.

hmm i see that on the tva site. but also look it says 2 or more generators for 1pm-6pm today. and yesterday it says they flowed 1443ish from 1-6pm. and all other times 252ish.

dizzyg
07-29-2010, 02:34 PM
You can float the Watauga on any flow irrespective of generation. By all accounts you are better off waiting on a favorable generation schedule on the Soho though...

white95v6
07-30-2010, 09:06 AM
You can float the Watauga on any flow irrespective of generation. By all accounts you are better off waiting on a favorable generation schedule on the Soho though...

ok soo it sounds like we maybe hitting the wataga. we like to float:smile:

also i know i seen a post about someone saying a guy will give you a ride for $25. but i can't seem to find the dang post i been looking forever now. any help would be great. cause driveing one car sounds alot better then two.

stuart
07-31-2010, 04:32 AM
I wouldn't put a jon boat in the soho. Seems like a bad idea on high water.

STU

white95v6
07-31-2010, 08:42 AM
I wouldn't put a jon boat in the soho. Seems like a bad idea on high water.

STU

man you guys sure are confusing and hard to figure out.

most ppl say you can't float the Soho. unless some water is moving. and now you say its would be too much water if they are generating.

Grumpy
07-31-2010, 08:53 AM
I wouldn't do a jon boat on that drop below the Caddis riffles on the Tooger either:eek:

Grumpy

white95v6
08-14-2010, 11:44 AM
no good info to go on still?

tennswede
08-14-2010, 12:07 PM
well, let me give it a try. The South Holston has numerous rock ledges or shoals if you will, a raft designed for river chutes would be better than a lake designed craft such as a Jon boat. If the river is off you will be dragging a lot over rocks and such. If they generate with one turbine you would have it decent, but still the preferred boat wouldn't be a Jon boat but could be done I suppose. If you have more generators than one, then you would have a situation like Stu is referring to. A lot of water pushing and if you get caught or stuck somewhere you would have problems. Not to mention that you really can't anchor down that easy. In short, and I'm no expert by no means, since I don't use watercraft, I would get a river designed vessel.

white95v6
08-14-2010, 05:40 PM
thank you very much Tenn. now i have a decent idea of the SOHO.