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#1231614 - 03/12/09 01:53 AM Re: The slot limit is working! *pics* [Re: Model70Man]
mike243
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great fish,the slot limit has been in effect how long now?,reckon how old them fish are?.mike243
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#1231649 - 03/12/09 05:25 AM Re: The slot limit is working! *pics* [Re: mike243]
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 Originally Posted By: mike243
great fish,the slot limit has been in effect how long now?,reckon how old them fish are?.mike243


This is the second year the slot has been in place. I guess in reality it came into effect last March so only a full calender year.

I would say the 24" fish is probably 4 years old, and the 28" fish is probably 5 or 6 years old.
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#1231650 - 03/12/09 05:29 AM Re: The slot limit is working! *pics* [Re: captain hook]
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But without the slot, all of those fish could have been killed yesterday. With it, one would have survived, but because of the sportsmanship of Kimberman and Model70 all survived for you and me to try and catch them ourselves.

Great job, great pics.
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#1231684 - 03/12/09 06:05 AM Re: The slot limit is working! *pics* [Re: 7mm08]
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i was wondering what kind of growth rate was on the clinch,i know they put em back,i more than likely would have too,for eating i prefer crappie ect ,trouts pretty far down the list on eating \:\) ,mike243
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#1232540 - 03/12/09 03:02 PM Re: The slot limit is working! *pics* [Re: mike243]
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I haven't seen data for the Clinch, but the growth rate on the Caney is estimated at somewhere around 4 inches a year. The Clinch is a fairly similar tailwater, so I'm willing to bet the growth rate is about the same.

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#1232717 - 03/12/09 04:09 PM Re: The slot limit is working! *pics* [Re: mike243]
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 Originally Posted By: mike243
i was wondering what kind of growth rate was on the clinch,i know they put em back,i more than likely would have too,for eating i prefer crappie ect ,trouts pretty far down the list on eating \:\) ,mike243


trout are #2 on my preferred fish for eating but those WERE NOT eating fish! it's the 10-12 inch rainbows that we eat.
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#1232746 - 03/12/09 04:24 PM Re: The slot limit is working! *pics* [Re: stik]
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About 6-10 years ago the growth rate on the Clinch was estimated at 1-2 inches per month. There were some REALLY big fish populations then. Reason for TWRA (with studies supported by TN Tech)at that time to fore go stocking an 8-10" fish for a 4" fingerling. That was when the river was FULL of scuds and sowbugs, but that has decrease dramatically over the past 4-5 years IMO, either from pollutants from Norris or Didymo.

Scuds by the way are fresh water shrimp for those of you macroinvertably challenged. Sowbugs look like the "rolly-polly" or pillbugs that are on land.


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#1232824 - 03/12/09 04:45 PM Re: The slot limit is working! *pics* [Re: 7mm08]
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In my opinion, slot limits are only effective if enforced. Have you seen TWRA there this year? I have fished there for at least 15 years and I have only had my license checked once. From the looks of those pics I need to get out there soon!
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#1232965 - 03/12/09 06:05 PM Re: The slot limit is working! *pics* [Re: mike243]
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 Originally Posted By: mike243
i was wondering what kind of growth rate was on the clinch,i know they put em back,i more than likely would have too,for eating i prefer crappie ect ,trouts pretty far down the list on eating \:\) ,mike243


I would rather eat cat turds then a nasty trout \:D

The growth rates used to be around 2" per month. But it seems when stocking regimes changed to the massive numbers of fingerlings which are now dumped in each spring that growth has stagnated considerably. I bet they grow 6"-8" per year or about half what they used to before the change. Of course we lost a major food source for several years when the Sulfur's disappeared, but they are back now and that may make up the difference.

Trout seem to slow down their growth once they reach 16"-18" and every year they may grow around 2-3" and that is it, but at that size every inch puts on girth as well.
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#1232998 - 03/12/09 06:28 PM Re: The slot limit is working! *pics* [Re: Model70Man]
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