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#1205735 - 02/28/09 08:54 AM fishing the clinch river
rem270
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my grandparents just moved to oak ridge they live at the rarrity ridge? anybody familiar with that area?
anyways they have a marina about 1/2 mile from there house that anybody who lives there or family can come fish.
going to try it out in a few weeks just curious whats biting there now and what kind of lures are yal using right now
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#1205772 - 02/28/09 09:03 AM Re: fishing the clinch river [Re: rem270]
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muskies and stripers are the main draw this time of year on that part of the river.
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#1205821 - 02/28/09 09:28 AM Re: fishing the clinch river [Re: stik]
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that sounds like fun
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#1205886 - 02/28/09 10:08 AM Re: fishing the clinch river [Re: Football Hunter]
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Muskies??? I have only heard of a couple being caught, and have seen one which was shocked up. I didn't know there was a large muskie population in that stretch of river.

Onto the original question. That stretch is loaded with white bass in March as they make their run, it is surprising how good the bass fishing is year round, yellow perch by the zillionz, crappie fishing once the water warms a little, and don't rule out trout all the way to Solway Bridge.
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#1205932 - 02/28/09 10:22 AM Re: fishing the clinch river [Re: captain hook]
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the muskies are generally concentrated around the steam plant and bull run creek. i guess that's a bit downriver. i don't know exactly where rarity ridge is.
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#1205969 - 02/28/09 10:44 AM Re: fishing the clinch river [Re: stik]
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it was owned by Boeing for a lot of years & they set on it & finaly the $ was too tempting \:\) ,its on the other side of k25,long ways from the dam & steam plant,i would'nt eat fish from that small stretch due to pollution from the plant next door,they have fish advisorys posted on the creeks around there,mike243
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#1206290 - 02/28/09 12:22 PM Re: fishing the clinch river [Re: mike243]
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Thanks mike, and scrap some of what I said, I thought it was further up river. Boy the rarity folks have their hands in everything.
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#1206419 - 02/28/09 01:28 PM Re: fishing the clinch river [Re: mike243]
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 Originally Posted By: mike243
it was owned by Boeing for a lot of years & they set on it & finaly the $ was too tempting \:\) ,its on the other side of k25,long ways from the dam & steam plant,i would'nt eat fish from that small stretch due to pollution from the plant next door,they have fish advisorys posted on the creeks around there,mike243


so it's downriver from melton hill? if so, disregard the muskies.

there are fish advisories on almost every body of water in the state.
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#1206947 - 02/28/09 08:29 PM Re: fishing the clinch river [Re: stik]
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God news is the fish should all be very heavy. In one year. 1956, There were 34 metric tons of mercury dumped a couple of miles UPSTREAM from where your grandparents bought. They took down all the signs that said "No Fishing, No water contact" that were in view of the subdivision, but Poplar Creek is one of the most heavily contaminated stream in Tennessee. If I am not mistaken, that subdivision also got a permit to dredge for a marina. that should really stir up the mercury bound in the sediments. I almost forgot, there are PCBs in there as well.

Having done research on that particular stretch of river, I won't even put my boat in it.

I bet that wasn't on the Rarity brochure!!!!!
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#1207186 - 02/28/09 09:33 PM Re: fishing the clinch river [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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Just like Rarity left out of their brochures around Tellico Lake that the land around the lake was stolen from the farmers for $265/acre by TVA in the 70's and 80", and then recently resold to build luxury homesites by the Rarity folks.
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