The TNtech study on the Clinch said that pressure had nothing to do with the issues we experienced in the fish holdover, well, several years later it was found that pressure did indeed play the largest role, hence we got slots to help the river. THat is just one example in a long list of the issues with their "studies".
I do not have the time, to go into TWRA and their pitiful management plans, as they historically make no sense to anyone who has a general idea of what is going on, on any individual river. They seem to be driven more by political factors then anything remotely scientifically based.
The Hiwassee has sustained itself just fine for years, and yes there are issues with the river. However, to completely switch strategies makes no sense, to anyone other then a TWRA shill or the baitfishing community. I would have no problem with a delayed harvest below Reliance, but from Reliance upstream to the dam should remain the way it is right now, in terms of regulations.