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Old 01-13-2012, 01:29 PM
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Is wading the Hiwassee with one generator running recommended?
If limited wading, what sections would be a good choice?
Also, is it a good winter river to fish?
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:02 PM
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Wading the Hiwassee is always tough. Think narrow rock ledges that have near vertical drop offs to deep water (ie, over the wader deep).

There are spots to be waded at 1 gen. Most are wade out to a "hole" then wade back in. Move to a new ledge, wade out, then wade back in.

0 gen is easier because the ledge tops are mostly out of the water. 1 covers most of the ledges but is not too pushy, just don't fall down the ledge. Also be ready to evacuate quickly if it changes to 2 gen.

It fishes well in the winter.
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:24 PM
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You can wade many places on one generator. You can cross the swinging bridge and go down the RR tracks. Look for a metal stairway and the gauging station. Wade in there. You can wade downstream and fish the edge of the weedbeds along the main channel- just be careful. From the RR side out is OK; the main channel is toward the road. As mentioned, there are some dropoffs but you can spot them easily. The thing I find difficult is negotiating the slanted ledges. Go to www.hiwassee.net for more info; Hiwassee Chapter of TU website. Winter time is decent. I was out las Friday with a couple of chapter members who invited me to join them in a driftboat. They did a lot better than be with purple or line green wooly buggers. I was limited in flies. BTW, there are hatch charts and fly recipes on that website. Post on the website forum- you might find someone who will meet you there and show you around. I am retired and fish during the week- contact me through my website- info@hiwasseecustomrods. Weekends are GKD- grandkids day. Soccer, football, basketball, baseball, etc.
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:24 PM
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http://www.tva.gov/lakes/aph_r.htm

Here is the link from hiwassee.net for the generating schedule for Apalachia Dam and the river.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:59 AM
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irfishing, email me at breckdavis100@gmail.com
Have been up there the last two weekends with great success with one and two generators running.

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Old 01-15-2012, 03:55 PM
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I checked the generating schedule for today- great for wading!
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