Clinch River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Clinch River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Sulphurs continue to make an appearance...as the season moves on and fish get finicky, tap into the transitional phases such as split case nymphs or other emergent phases... http://www.tva.gov/lakes/noh_r.htm
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Clinch River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

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

Visibility: 32 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 45 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:

Midges Sulphurs beetles

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Knoxville, TN (TYS)

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

The forecast is looking like high flows again for the forseeable future. Fishing will likely be limited to boats for the time being due to the recent heavy rains. Fishing can still be great if drifting, though. The key to this high,stained water will be large heavy streamers fished on heavy full sinking lines. Darker colors will be your friend in the murky water. For those wanting to fish nymphs and midges, focus on larger than normal patterns with a large helpin' of split shot to get it down. Strike indicators will need to be sized up as well to account for the heavy split shot.

7-Day Forecast

. This Afternoon Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 81. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Tonight Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9pm and 11pm, then a chance of showers after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Tuesday A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Tuesday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Wednesday Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 77. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Wednesday Night Showers likely, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Thursday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 76. Thursday Night A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Friday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Saturday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Sunday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

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