while fishing the Clinch this morning, I came across a fish that I had never seen before. It was in the shallows just above the prison, near what seems to be a breakwater that comes out into the river. I was wading around when I saw a large gray shadow, it was near the bottom, I threw a few casts up stream of it, hoping to get a rise, but no luck. It was about 12 to 16 inches in length, the color was an unremarkable gray and had large scales. It seemed to just stick close to the bottom and fed there.
It kicked up silt when it fed. Any ideas? :-?
I was able to catch and release a couple of small Rainbows on a beadhead prince. 8-)