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    Default Hiwassee Report

    I fished the Hiwassee this afternoon for a few hours and had a great time! *The river is fishing very well with a lot of fish in the river. *I saw fairly decent numbers of bugs flying around as well with the majority being the usual microscopic midges but I also saw some BWO's and the winter little black stoneflies. *I started out fishing a copper john and caught a few fish quickly in the faster runs and pocket water up near the powerhouse. *A few fish were working above me in the slower water so I tied on a parachute Adams with a midge dropper and fished that the rest of the day. By the end of the day, the midge was shredded but the fish were still hammering it. *Quite a few fish took the dry today which was a lot of fun. I caught tons of 'bows and one fingerling brown today. *Near the end of the day, I had moved down the river and was lucky enough to see a large osprey apparently looking for dinner. *It was the perfect end to a great day!

    Now for a couple of pictures...

    An average fish today...


    My best of the day, around 14 inches or so.




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    Default Re: Hiwassee Report

    Very nice... When did you say we were going there I've wanted to try HI for a while. Hans and Greg are supposed to head down there early March...

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    Hey PA,
    I was down on the Hi as well today. We got there around 11:30 and left at 4:00. I didn't have nearly as successful of a day as you did though it appears. We were down around big bend, and pretty much had it all to ourselves. I only managed to hook up on about 5, 3 of which were landed, but I did have lots of missed strikes today. I had a lot of trouble today hooking up, I think the wind was blowing so much slack in my line that I was too slow. Overall a nice day on the water.

    Travis

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    Hey PA!
    Thanks for the report! I hope to hit the HI later today. Your report helps me decide what to throw. Of course, I will have to try some of my home made flies. I went to LRO’s tying class yesterday and then "shopped" for tying supplies and have since concocted some tasty looking animals!

    best ones!
    Leinart
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    Kevin, let me know anytime you want to come down. I think you will like the Hiwassee a lot because it fishes a lot more like the mountain streams...
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

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    Next break in the weather we'll make it happen. I've got a ton of midge patterns I want to try...

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    Yeah, Anyone wanting to go around March 1st which is my self imposed beginning of the season, is welcome to meet up. I used to fish the big HI ten times a year, but had to limit myself due to distance from K town and gas prices. Anyway, I'm looking forward to it. It is very good in April and May.

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    I'm interested in going sometime around that date, and I'm in the Knoxville area.

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    Tennswede, Let me know when you are planning on coming to fish the HI if you don't mind. I'm sure I could learn a lot of good stuff from you... I'll be there most weekends for awhile as long as the generation schedule is going well.
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

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    If PA and Hans get on the same stretch of water those fish will need some serious therapy... Someone call Dr. Phil!

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