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TN Jed 03-24-2013 04:43 PM

Floating from Peach Orchard
Iím interested in taking a float trip in a drift boat from Peach Orchard to Highway 61. I would like to put in and fish areas downstream of Peach Orchard prior to the generation reaching Peach Orchard. I plan on floating down to Highway 61 once the generation rise gets to me, keeping one eye on my watch and the water level. Basically, I plan on floating through the shoals downstream of the Peach Orchard shoals on the generation rise.

My questions are:
Is it possible to go over the shoals immediately downstream of Peach Orchard without the generation rise? Iím sure it will take a hunk of glass out, so Iím thinking of getting out and walking it. Is that possible? Is it best to go river right, left or down the middle?

-TN Jed

flyman01 03-24-2013 08:39 PM

Yes you can, if I remember correctly mid-stream and just to the left side is your best bet, but of course, walk it through if you are not comfortable or uncertain. Takes about 2 hours for the water to hit the shoals once the generation is on.

TN Jed 03-25-2013 04:58 PM

Thanks for the info flyman. I'll probably give it a shot the weekend after next and will try to provide the board a fishing report as well. :smile:

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