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#1165529 - 02/05/09 12:20 PM trout around Knoxville
cdave89
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Anyone know of any good streams close to knoxville to catch trout?
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#1165686 - 02/05/09 01:39 PM Re: trout around Knoxville [Re: cdave89]
captain hook
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What do you like? Tailwaters or Mountain Streams?

There is more here then you can fish in a decade, some good, some great, some not so good.
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#1165694 - 02/05/09 01:41 PM Re: trout around Knoxville [Re: captain hook]
comprifleshooter
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Try below Norris Dam
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#1165867 - 02/05/09 03:28 PM Re: trout around Knoxville [Re: comprifleshooter]
mike243
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where ever you end up going take a fishing guide & a ruler with you if you plan on keeping any,the clinch has a slot limit now,hope they never get the same passed with deer \:\) mike243
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#1165946 - 02/05/09 04:18 PM Re: trout around Knoxville [Re: mike243]
gil1
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 Originally Posted By: mike243
where ever you end up going take a fishing guide & a ruler with you if you plan on keeping any,the clinch has a slot limit now,hope they never get the same passed with deer \:\) mike243

Lord, don't get me started on slot limits and their benefits. We'd just bang heads for nuthin'.

Although the deer idea is an interesting concept. If I could magically bring back to life a nice buck I've shot for the possibility of another shot at it the next year, would I? I think I'd need to try hallucinagens to even get that deep. \:D

As to the real topic, I'd hate to choose between tailwaters and the Smokies. Being from flat, tailwater land, I won't pass up a chance at a freeflowing tiny stream with brookies hungry enough to eat oversized dries.

But I'm also infatuated with the prolific hatches up there, so a trip to one of the tailwaters with a BWO, sulphur, or caddis dry is tough to pass up. Not to mention the beauty of both types of streams up there. Hey, I'm proud to be a Caney man, but let's face it, it's still just a big ditch.

Unless you hold a gun to my head, I'm choosing not to choose. I want all that part of the country has to offer, and I intend to get it whenever I get the chance.





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#1165988 - 02/05/09 04:44 PM Re: trout around Knoxville [Re: gil1]
gil1
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Wait, I went WAY off topic.
I think the closest trout rivers to Knoxville are the Clinch and Holston Rivers.
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#1166006 - 02/05/09 04:51 PM Re: trout around Knoxville [Re: gil1]
ghosthunter
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I haven't fished the clinch in a while. There are some big fish in that river. How long has the slot limit been in place?
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#1166121 - 02/05/09 06:08 PM Re: trout around Knoxville [Re: cdave89]
go_okfishin
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 Originally Posted By: cdave89
Anyone know of any good streams close to knoxville to catch trout?

This has to be a joke.

Sorry I should not have said that. Like Hook said it would take a man a lifetime to fish all the trout water within 50? miles of Knoxville.


Edited by gookfishin (02/05/09 06:17 PM)
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#1166176 - 02/05/09 06:48 PM Re: trout around Knoxville [Re: go_okfishin]
JQT
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There are no trout in the Clinch... I thought I made that clear before.
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#1166212 - 02/05/09 07:13 PM Re: trout around Knoxville [Re: JQT]
7mm08
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The fishing around Knoxville is the ONLY reason I have stayed here for over 22 years....and I still haven't fished it all!!

The slot limit on the Clinch are working. The fish are bigger than they have been in the past 6-8 years. Given time we may be "back like it was" around the late 80's and early 90's. Try the Holston also for trout, smallmouth. The dams below Melton Hill, and Loudon for stripers, and of course the lakes.

Best fishing east of the Mississippi


Edited by 7mm08 (02/05/09 07:17 PM)
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