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#1176915 - 02/12/09 04:58 PM cherokee dam
waterman
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can anybody give me some info on cherokee? fished a little by the dam today but was unaware of what the river looked like down stream. can a john boat navigate on no water? are there other boat ramps downstream? how far down river can you catch trout? any help would be appreciated
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#1180859 - 02/15/09 09:10 AM Re: cherokee dam [Re: waterman]
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Didn't want you to think everybody was ignoring you, I'm on the other side of the state so not much help, maybe somebody else will chime in
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#1180905 - 02/15/09 09:55 AM Re: cherokee dam [Re: easy45]
stik
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i would like to know the answers to those questions myself.
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#1180921 - 02/15/09 10:06 AM Re: cherokee dam [Re: easy45]
waterman
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the thought is appreciated
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#1181703 - 02/15/09 05:37 PM Re: cherokee dam [Re: waterman]
J Hartman
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my dad used to fish there alot. I"ll call him and get back with you.
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#1181776 - 02/15/09 05:46 PM Re: cherokee dam [Re: J Hartman]
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he said there used to be a ramp that was down side of the [censored], but it has been years so he says so that he can't remember the name of the road... But look up google virtual earth and you can definately find what you want to find.
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#1181784 - 02/15/09 05:46 PM Re: cherokee dam [Re: J Hartman]
J Hartman
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or somewhere at strawberry plains, but that is way downriver.
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#1182275 - 02/15/09 08:02 PM Re: cherokee dam [Re: J Hartman]
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With the water off...no, as far as a john boat. There are shoals that will require you to get out and push and scrape your boat across them. Canoes, drift boats, small pontoons, but everyone I have ever talk to, including a neighbor who tried it said it was "horrible" once the water fell out.
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#1182506 - 02/15/09 09:54 PM Re: cherokee dam [Re: 7mm08]
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I have been down it hundreds of times. Honestly. I have guided on it for a long time and have floated every inch from the dam to Knoxville more times then I can count.

No way on a jon boat, unless you plan on leaving it there or they are running water. The shoals will carve it open like a beer can.

The only public ramp downstream of the dam is Nances Ferry and it is 20+ miles of river. I wouldn't recommend it in one day. The trout end just below Nances for the most part. You could put a boat in at Nances and fish the shoals there, or you could go downstream to the island and fish the right channel, it can be excellent wading with very little pressure.

Good luck, and watch that river, it is not forgiving.


Edited by captain hook (02/15/09 09:55 PM)
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