Originally Posted by waterwolf
Sporadic hatch at best where I was and very few fish interested in them as well. Things look iffy for a great year on the Clinch based on what I saw in 2 days of floating this past weekend. Fish size is small overall and didn't have the feel of a great Clinch year. Fished the Hiwassee last week and is was the best I've seen it in a long time.
I would classify my hatch as "Big".
I was fishing very, very, low on the river.
I had a super early spring down there but those trout seemed to have gone somewhere.
I went about a 1/2 mile upstream and didn't see as many bugs.
So, I reckon the full blown hatches are just starting and will move upriver soon.
The river, too me, looked awesome! Large patches of grass and a nice clean bottom.
I could give a rat's behind about catching these stupid,crappy,snaky,colorless,worthless,benign,par asitic,lily-livered stockers though!
Stock em at 4"!