View Full Version : Hiwassee 12/10/06

David Knapp
12-10-2006, 08:46 PM
The generators were finally turned off for a few hours so I drove up to the Hiwassee to see what was happening. *When I arrived, there were plenty of people already fishing but I found some nice water and rigged up. *There were lots of midges hatching with the occasional bwo and a few caddis. *I saw fairly steady activity on the surface so I tied on a parachute adams with a midge dropper and soon had a heavy fish roll on the dry. *Alas, my hookset was poor and I was left wondering about what might have been. *A few minutes later, in the same place, I had something heavy take the midge but failed to hookup again. *Finally, a smaller rainbow took the dropper and things progressed rather nicely after that. *I fished for a couple of hours and probably caught around 15 fish, a few of which took the dry and the rest ate the midge. *All in all it was a nice day on the river. *I just wish I would have seen some larger fish instead of a bunch of recent stockers. *
One of the 'bows...

12-10-2006, 11:32 PM
thanks for the report.and the pic was nice.about the only way to get over the winter blues is read about others success.i`ve been stuck in gatlinburg from thurs. to sunday and then drove to charolette for some schooling.had the wife with me insted of the long rod.did enjoy looking at the streams.drove thru the pisgah forrest today and saw the davidson river.beautiful water.not as much ice as tennessee and really made me want to fish.i love alabama but sure would love to live in tennessee for the trout fishing.

Green Weenie
12-12-2006, 01:23 PM
I drove down to the Hiwassee a week or so ago and couldn't find a fish to save my life. Probably just wasn't holding my mouth right.

David Knapp
12-12-2006, 02:49 PM
Green Weenie, was the river up from generation or did you get to fish it on low water? Fishing on 2 turbines is a whole different game and takes a different set of skills. If you go when the generators are shut off, the fishing is much easier and IMO better.

12-12-2006, 03:01 PM
Hey PA,Is the shad kill still happening?

David Knapp
12-12-2006, 03:30 PM
I fished downstream from the turbines aways. I didn't see any where I was at but that isn't saying much...

Green Weenie
12-13-2006, 10:15 AM
Plateau Angler,

The generation schedule said that the generators were off, but we all know how reliable that is. I thought the flow was a little bit strong, but it wasn't very deep. I fished about a mile or so below the dam without so much as a look from a fish.

David Knapp
12-13-2006, 12:52 PM
Green Weenie, check your PMs...