Clinch River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Clinch River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Keep an eye on the generation and hit the river if you can find the generators off. Or float if there is one generator on. For the latest generation schedule: http://www.tva.gov/lakes/noh_r.htm
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Clinch River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Smoky Mountain Gillies

Water flow: Wade or Boat. Call 865-632-2264 #17 for latest

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 48 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Depends on Generation Schedule

Best stretch: Wade: Hwy 61 all day w/ 1 hour pulse. Millers when the water is off

Best access point: Millers/Wier

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Caddie Sulphurs Midges BWO

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Knoxville, TN (TYS)

Free Orvis Fish Sticker

Clinch River Description

The Clinch River has alternately been described by one local guide as the “Cinch” and the “Grinch”, depending on the day. Regardless of one’s individual experience, there is no denying that some of the largest trout in Tennessee reside within its cold depths. In fact, the Tennessee state record Brown Trout (28lbs. 12oz.) was caught in 1988 just upstream from the Miller’s Island Boat Ramp.
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Techniques & Tips

Concentrate on getting a good drag-free drift. Try a sinking line and a silver streamer as well. Especially with one generator going.

7-Day Forecast

WIth cooler weather, expect a slow down of generation. Wade fishing will increase. Still running floating flows on the weekends. Give us a call at 865-964-6403 for the latest info. call ahead do to changing weather patterns and chance of high water.

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