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Old 11-04-2011, 03:05 PM
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I have seen three on the Hiwassee since the 1970s and one on Rough Creek which is a tributary of the Ocoee. That one was about 18-20" and was missing an eye and a front leg. He was a mean rascal. My father caught him after turning over a big rock and he definitely would have bitten us if we had not been careful. My grandfather caught a really big one in a fish trap on the Hiwassee back in the 1930s. I remember a picture of him holding it up for camera. It looked to be well over 20". I don't recall ever catching one while sampling with TWRA or the Park Service.
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