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    Default Hiwassee River

    Fishing was slow but I did notice some fish movin around, just not toward my flies. Nothin hatching yet unfortunately enough.

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    I swear I saw a huge striper? roll just below the output at the powerhouse. Wooly buggers are the way to go this time of year for trout. I did well last weekend on buggers and dries.

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    TroutMaster,

    What size and color woolly buggers do you use?

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    What's the best way to fish the Hiwassee? Park by the road? Raft? I don't have a drift boat or even a canoe! lol. I would have to rent any boating devices.

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    You don't need a boat or float, depending on the water generation schedule. The Hiwassee is the easiest, most accessible trout water around. I personally have and seen reports of other people catching nice trout an virtually any color bugger, white, black, and brown are common. Someone caught a 13 pound brown 2 weekends ago....he looked like a "chucker" but I'm not sure how he was fishing.

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    Default Actually the Hiwassee caught 9 lb 10 oz (that I know of)

    has a pic lower left www.hiwassee,net Also heard of a 9 lb brown out of Tellico (somewhere) and this one here 24 " rainbow in the Polk County TN News- congrats Amber-you are famous! Hiwassee and Tellico both fishing awesome.

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    The hatches should really be coming on strong on the HI soon. Look for cloudy and preferably rainy days for AWESOME dry fly action especially in another 2-3 weeks, maybe a little more. April should be great!

    Here's a link to a video from last spring. The water was boiling from all the rising fish...
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

    Guided Fly Fishing with David Knapp
    The Trout Zone Blog
    contact: TroutZoneAnglers at gmail dot com

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    David
    That is an awesome video. Would love to see that when we go to the HI in mid April! Also, I enjoy reading your blog. When I found it, I read all of the archives on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Good info and good writing.

    Thanks

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