Clinch River Fishing Tough

Generation schedules on the Clinch have been optimum for getting out on the water and doing some fishing while wading, but the fish have been a little less than cooperative. I guided a float trip on the Clinch on Friday and it was among the tougher fishing days in recent memory. There were some missed opportunities, but not many more to make up the difference. A few fish were up rising, but most were nearly unapproachable, shutting down when we’d get into casting range. Small nymphs accounted for most of our strikes.

We still haven’t been on the Tuckaseegee as water levels are too low to float. We’re hoping that will change in the coming weeks, but it will still fish good while wading.