I've been following this thread with interest, being told 1,000 times that there is no reproduction on the Caney Fork here near Nashville. Yet, no one can explain 1-2" fry that we've seen in the river.
Like the Clinch, the flows on the Caney aren't in the favor of a spawn, however, the feeder creeks that dump into the river are.
I've never been given an answer on the small fry that we've found, my High School education & what little i do know about the spawn tells me there is some positive results though.
The way i look at it, if 10 wild fish survive a spawn & avoid being fried or grilled, the river is a better place.