A friend and I took advantage of the low water and cooler temps early Saturday morning on the Hiwassee. We hiked a good distance into the trophy section, seeing only a couple of people who didn't stay very long. I use to come up and fish early like this all the time, doing very good,getting off the water before the mass of tubes and rafts would come down. I don't remember ever seeing the action so slow, or really non-existent. The pulse that we walked in on dropped to a very LOW level. We saw very few insects and most of them were midges. Not any fish rising, none. This is in an area that's my favorite on the whole river. The water temp was 59 at 9:30, so the water seems fine. We caught maybe five fish between us, all around 8 to 10 inches. When I caught hornyheads on dry flys in the usual runs, I knew something was off. I'm sure some folks who are floating are getting different results on high water, but this was very discouraging.