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Old 02-29-2008, 01:23 PM
elkhaircaddis elkhaircaddis is offline
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Default water temps

Thanks for the links troutman. So the coldwater hypolimnetic dishcharges actually removed most native fish and left the immediate tailwaters virtually void of any recreational fishing opportunity. Crazy. And the reason that they stock the tailwaters is so we can fish for at least something. Well thank God. I think we all concluded that water temps are the main factor in determining which species will be where. I just wish all rivers could be like the Little Tennessee and have an extreme abundance of all species we discussed. A little selfish, maybe, but I like to catch 'em all! It almost seems like the stocking on this river helps not only the recreational opportunities but also provides food for big predators, like the monster stripers below Chilhowee Dam. Thanks for the help guys
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