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    Default Muddy Clinch Today

    Went out to the Clinch this morning and was surprised to find the water extremely muddy. Visibility was about 6", worst I have ever seen it. Got to the water around 8:00, and two other guys were there when I arrived. They both left about 20 minutes later, but apparently not before helping themselves to some of my gasoline.

    When I left after fishing just over an hour, I found that I had about 1/3 tank less than when I arrived. How do I know, because I topped off my tank just before getting to the river. I haven't heard of somebody siphoning gas in many years.

    I left after a brief period of fishing. The water was so muddy I couldn't see where I was going, and I was stumbling everywhere. I did manage to hook into one large fish while throwing a BIG streamer, but he broke my 4X with no hesitation. I never saw the fish, so it could have even been a carp since I was bouncing it along bottom in some slow water.

    Hope others had better luck, if they made it out today. I was just very surprised to see the river so muddy, and it was not worth me taking a swim because I could not see what was in front of me.

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    Did you get a description of those sneaky sidewinders?
    Gone fishing.

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    What area were you fishing when they got your gas. Would be a good thing to know. Thanks Roger

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    Didn't get a description, they were probably 50 yards downstream and it was really foggy. I didn't even see their vehicle, they were not parked in the designated parking area.

    This was on the lower portion of the river, not a public access area.

    It was on some property that I have access to, and I know these guys did not have access privileges to the same property. Maybe one of the neighbors gave them access....

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    I hate to hear that. I always try and make note of the cars and who is fishing around me. I guess that is the curious part in me...

    The Clinch still looks pretty muddy...
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    It is, Shawn. Not muddy, but muddy for the Clinch. You have to practically hit them in the face with the fly for a strike. Worked really hard for 3 fish yesterday.
    "Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."~Henry David Thoreau

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    Anybody see the river today? I am thinking about heading that way tomorrow morning and was curious if it is muddy again.

    Any info would be appreciated.

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    Forget the clinch for the next three days .It's chocolate soup.
    Does anybody know anything about caney or cumberland ? that's where i'd like to go starting tuesday.
    jose

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    Clinch was fine today on the upper end at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truchin View Post
    Forget the clinch for the next three days .It's chocolate soup.
    Does anybody know anything about caney or cumberland ? that's where i'd like to go starting tuesday.
    jose
    Where were you fishing. Water was clear below Millers except for some off color from a small creek.

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