View Full Version : TVA Testing Sluice Gates on Thursday - June 9

06-08-2011, 09:19 AM
This information is for Norris Dam-Clinch Tailwater.
FYI-From TVA's website:

Please Be Aware, On June 9th 2010, beginning at 9AM and ending at approximately 2PM, sluice gate testing will be performed. During this time, flows in excess of 4500 cfs are possible.

06-08-2011, 01:37 PM
Thanks for this. Crockett and I were thinking of getting the canoe out, but this has changed my mind for me...


06-08-2011, 05:02 PM
I meant to put it up a day earlier when one of my TVA Buddies sent me an email about it. It might be interesting fishing after the sluicing stops at 2pm? I will be curious how the fish will act with a drastic ecosystem change like this...I know many of the striper guides are planning on running the gauntlet tomorrow. I would say that this will trap many of them in a few of the deep holes. I know the refraction of the water distorts size; but, I could almost testify that I saw 2-3 striper in the range of 4-5' in length yesterday:eek:. I saw them in a very odd location too. Not the normal holding area they usually shelter at during low flow...

Also; the sauger have moved up and started holding in a few trout areas. Those guys will not hit anything.:confused: