Posted by GRWilt on January 26, 1997 at 00:18:24:
In Reply to: Hiwassee,TN posted by Kent Eckman on January 24, 1997 at 16:43:44:
: Has anyone ever fished the Hiwasse? I'm interested in the section below the lake in Polk Co.- before you get to the popular section where all of the rafting/tubing goes on in the summer. Most of the water in that 15 mile strech is in giant tubes, going to feed the power plant. But there is alot of runoff from the surrounding mountain, and the stream looks great. The question might be if it ever totally dries up in the summer, and even so, wouldn't some natives drift out of the moutain streams?
: This is related to another question I have. How far might a trout move in its life, upstream or down? If I catch trout, or smallmouth, on Fightingtown Creek in GA could they have come upstream from the polluted section of the Toccoa in Copperhill TN?
The section of river above the powerhouse up to Appalachia dam
is good smallmouth fishing and I bet some trout do drop down in
the late fall and spring(and swim up esp.browns which are spawning)
There is the mouth of a stream up in"those parts"that I have caught
some nice Browns in during Dec-Feb.The hole at the powerhouse has
walleye as well as trout(as well as Stripers coming up from Chickamauga).
As far as Fightingtown Ck.The trout were probably stocked and the bass-
are you sure there SM?and not Redeye bass(Coosa bass)If they are SM,they
probably came out of Blue Ridge Lake,swam down the Toccoa then into Fight-
ingtown.Any time they spent in the Oconee and survived must of meant they
had 9 lives.GRW.
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