holston river fished well
Fished the Holston this morning from sun up until about noon. I was a few miles below the dam, but was quite surprised that the water stayed high well after 8 when they quit running generators at 7...actually it was up until about 9, but I got there at daybreak so I rigged up a wooley bugger and hit the high water. The bugger got some strikes, and a few hook ups with LDR's, but no fish to hand. Once the water went down I caught fish pretty much everywhere I moved to. Mostly on PT's and a few on various midge larvae. I was really shocked however at the size, or lack there of, of the fish I caught. After landing close to 20 only 2 fish were close to 12 inches, most falling short of 9 inches... Sure hope they grow a lot before the caddis flies start coming off in the spring...