I never caught specks on Lynn Camp prong til I got up around the closed water back in the early 90's but when I moved back to maryville in 01 and started fishing it again I caught specks regularly as low as where painter creek comes in.I was a little sad when I heard about the plans to poison the creek since the specks were expanding their range naturally and thought maybe a study could be done to determine what factors(increased acidity due to acid rain perhaps)led to the specks moving into water that used to hold only rainbow trout.

I bet the same factors are happening in Cattaloochee and maybe other creeks that have always had specks in the headwaters.