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Old 03-23-2012, 03:25 PM
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I bet my beloved Clinch will look like Walmart on the day after Thanksgiving tomorrow. Thank goodness I have private access you boys have fun combat fishing!
Maybe the rain forecast will keep some of the fair weather fishermen off the water. I still imagine it will be a "bring your own rock" sort of day.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:48 PM
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So much water available and everyone piles up within 30 yards of the wier....makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. It's almost laughable if it wasn't so sad.

However I can't wait to get back on this river! But, I'm more concerned with the stripers in the river than fishermen. Enjoy yourselves tomorrow, and hope for clear skies and and north wind!
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:40 PM
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So much water available and everyone piles up within 30 yards of the wier....makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. It's almost laughable if it wasn't so sad.

However I can't wait to get back on this river! But, I'm more concerned with the stripers in the river than fishermen. Enjoy yourselves tomorrow, and hope for clear skies and and north wind!
Strippers ain't much of a problem anymore, they are slowly starting to go away
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:17 PM
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Maybe we trout fishermen need to hold a striper tournament at 61 bridge and pay a bounty for the most brought in from upstream! HA......Oooops. I forgot, they only eat threadfin shad.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:23 AM
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My dumb question of the day...

Are there Stripers or Strippers at Route 61 on the Clinch... I would be pleased to fish for either.

If there are stripers why not try to catch them on fly tackle... I have extra 8 and 9 weights if someone wants to give it a try with me!
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:20 AM
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61 bridge is kinda of the cut off of the Clinch River and what becomes Melton Hill lake....so typically anything above the 61 bridge is and was for many years only trout, until the stripers got smart or conditioned, or whatever and started moving upstream for the tasty treats we like to catch.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:36 AM
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So does that mean Stripers are there to be caught WADE fishing provided one is throwing a 4/0 Deciever?
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:49 PM
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Doubt it. I look at stripers like salmon. They sit there lethargic until generation turns on, or big rains that push salmon upstream. I could be way off on this. There is wading right above 61 bridge but to me it's pretty barren. 61 bridge again is a reference point to where the problem lies with stripers getting into the trout. Below 61 bridge, I consider that the lake and I don't care what they do in there because there is some trout activity, but very little, and certainly not enough for TWRA to stock below 61 bridge.

Good luck on your quest for river stripers. I hope you have 200 yards of backing and plenty of space to run with them IF you hook one.
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:00 PM
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They can hide and they cam run but they can't out run a .22 mag!
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:23 PM
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Awesome idea....i need your address so I can supply the ammo! HA
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