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Old 04-06-2012, 10:07 PM
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You know, I've been working really hard and have been catching a decent amount of quality trout down at 61 bridge this spring. Tough fish in technical water.
So, today I headed down there only to find it blown out and muddy.
We decided to go to the upper river for the first time this spring.
Why didn't y'all tell me about what's goin on up there!
Sheesh!
Talk about easy fishing!
A guy I was with caught a 22.5" brown and we landed a ton of slot fish. So easy, just cast and watch your indicator.
I've just been workin too hard. Now I'm on easy street.

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Old 04-07-2012, 07:51 AM
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Fishing is on fire right now. Been that way for the past few weeks. They are hitting just about anything you throw at them. They have been gorging on sulfur crawlers/clingers and midges. My underwater videos show that the fish are clinging close to the bottom with a few breaking away for emergers. Once you find a feeding lie; it is all about lining them up and knocking them out. Also, most of the slot fish I have been catching are thick and meaty. Congrats to your buddy on the 22.5" fish. That is a good catch and pretty rare on the Clinch for casual fishermen.

I have been amazed at how well the dry and emergent fly action has been...I am loving it.

This pattern is killing them. Just find the rise and throw.
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*Note:I have been tying with silver wire/black thread and not using any dubbing.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:46 AM
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yea i headed up there yesterday and it was ridiculous at millers island.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:07 AM
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Spent last few outings down at the jail to avoid combat fishing the upper stretches. Millers always seems to fish great, just got to bring your own rock to stand on...
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:16 PM
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You know, I've been working really hard and have been catching a decent amount of quality trout down at 61 bridge this spring. Tough fish in technical water.
So, today I headed down there only to find it blown out and muddy.
We decided to go to the upper river for the first time this spring.
Why didn't y'all tell me about what's goin on up there!
Sheesh!
Talk about easy fishing!
A guy I was with caught a 22.5" brown and we landed a ton of slot fish. So easy, just cast and watch your indicator.
I've just been workin too hard. Now I'm on easy street.

4X
A little bird told me that the river down low was the best it has been in several years today. I wasn't there but my source is reliable and sometimes what looks to muddy to us is perfect for destroying the fish.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:05 AM
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I was there sat.. Call me a liar but I missed a bow that was in the mid-20" range.

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Just saw the generation schedule for tomorrow, and I am tempted to take a half day vacation and give the afternoon a try.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:11 PM
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what is generally considered the cut off for upper Clinch and Lower Clinch? Im assuming from the 75 bridge is upper and Peach Orchard and the 61 Bridge is the lower?

I fished Friday and Saturday at millers and wacked em'..... it wassnt very crowded in the afternoons and had the south side of the island to my self for the most part.
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what is generally considered the cut off for upper Clinch and Lower Clinch? Im assuming from the 75 bridge is upper and Peach Orchard and the 61 Bridge is the lower?

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I generally think of it this way. I think the introduction of Coal Creek creates a new thermocline and a difference in the river-IMO...
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