Re: trout fishing on the Hiwassee River

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Posted by GregC on September 18, 1998 at 18:26:50:

In Reply to: trout fishing on the Hiwassee River posted by Randolph E. Salyers on September 17, 1998 at 16:43:57:

Randolph, GRW has some good advise. However I have found that late Oct and early Nov to be a slow time for the Hiwassee. If you go, be prepared to float. If the river is runnng 2400+ cfs (two generators) don't wade. I can't
remember the phone number for the TVA recording to get the generation schedule but I think it's at

For a first time I would stick to the section between the powerhouse and Big Bend. Fish black BH buggers size 8 along with bead heads nymphs (PTs, GRHEs). Also take some Blue
Wing Olives dries (size 18 or 20) in case you get an overcast day and a hatch. Take some black
ant patterns also.

Stop in Hiwassee Outfitters or Adams fly shops
to get the latest conditions or rent a raft.

Good Luck.

> I am planning a trip to the Hiwassee River the first
> week of November. I am staying at the Gee creek
> campground and I would like for someone to advise
> me on fly selections for this river at that particular
> time of the year. I have fished this river only once
> and in the dead of summer. I caught a few small
> fish the short time I was there, however I want to
> spend my time wisely for that week I am there. "Could
> anyone help me with the types of flies that I should
> obtain." I want to be prepared before I leave here with
> the most productive flies available. Thanks for a
> response. Randolph

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