Re: Hiwassee R.Tn

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Posted by Mike on June 25, 1997 at 19:41:13:

In Reply to: Re: Hiwassee R.Tn posted by GRW on June 25, 1997 at 01:26:37:

: : Hooker,the Hiwassee above Reliance,Tn offers some great fishing.It is clear about 150 yards wide
: : at Big Bend and the Stairsteps.And at Big Bend it can still be waded when generators are going,if
: : you know where to get in(just E mail and I'll tell you where.).I have fished since the early 80's
: : from the power house to US 411.We usually camped at Gee Creek (Cross bridge on 411 then look for sign)
: : Quinn Springs is also good(On TN32 toward Reliance).We even stay at Gee CK.when we go to Smokey's.The
: : campgrounds are crowded in summer--rafters,canoers and such.But at Big Bend they mostly go down far side
: : so they really don't bother you much.A out of state lic.will cost 51.00, that's right,and I dont know
: : about 3,7 day.I always bought the season because that river is just so damn beautiful.In the spring
: : when they dont generate so much,the fishing at Gee Ck campground at the indian fish-trap can be outstand-
: : ing for browns,bows and smallmouth can be outstanding.And at the time the dogwoods are blooming in in the
: : campground--the caddis hatches at gee creek section of the river will resemble a blizzard.We use to go up
: : alot between Oct--April and there were alot a times we had campground to our selves for days.Please anybody
: : that needs more imfo just email me.If you haven't been on the Hiwassee near Reliance,Tn.You are missing out
: : on a beautiful river that has some really great trout fishing.And yes there are stripers there but no jet
: : skiers-the browns eat em.GRW
: And,oh yes,It was on the Hiwassee that I learned what a great fly the 16 Dorato is (the caddis are typically
: dark).and it matches the Hendricksons in Mar and the Isonichia in late summer.

I just got my float tube for Fathers' Day. Is the Hiawassee a good river for float tubes? If so
I'll be going within the next two weeks.
Thanks for your help

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