Originally Posted by pineman19
Seems like a good strategy using eggs etc. from fish that have been in the river a while. If this was done every year, wouldn't the fingerlings gradually be better adapted to living and thriving in the Clinch? Maybe it would take some time but I would assume that stronger fish would be attempting to spawn in Clear Creek and they would tend to produce good offspring.
You could make that case, but I really do not know whether it would result in that or not.
What it would provide is a very good strain of fish that are from parents who were river raised and have the genes to thrive in the Clinch.
The biggest attraction is the cost along with the logisitics of transport.