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Old 01-17-2009, 02:20 PM
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Dawgvet,

I haven't been since March of last year. The people I talked to said that they thought it was an off year for the HI. I would tell you to have some midges and BWO's if you go before April. Once April hits, the Hendricksons should start coming off. Also tan Elk Hair Caddis work well. For nymphs try BHPT, hare's ear nymphs, and zug bugs (for the high population of isonychias). Also, winter black stonefly patterns are also effective nymphs during the winter and early spring.

As far as fishing locales, it is an easily accessible tailwater for miles. However, I would stay away from the roadside access, to me the size and quantity is just not there. Park at the Big Bend parking area and walk down the trail to the right. Good fishing spots all the way down thru there and it is supposed to be artificial lures only. However, you occassionally run up on some people who are not abiding by the regs.

Check out the following website for more info:
http://www.hiwassee.net/

Good luck
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