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Old 03-28-2012, 08:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I grew up trout fishing small mountain streams around Whitetop, Mt Rogers, Konnarock, and Damascus. Got out of trout fishing and into hardcore bass fishing. Now I live about 8 miles from the dam at Holston and got a trout liscense again this year for the first time in probably 10 years. I've gone down here to the river a few times and needless to say I AM LOST. This river is the farthest thing in the world from what I grew up trout fishing. Any advise, tips, tricks, other good places to fish in NE TN that may be more like the small mountain streams that I grew up fishing? I've got so much money poured into bass fishing that I'm not looking to dump money into fly fishing equipment, but I am looking to get my string stretched a few times and maybe bring one or two home for the kiddos to eat.
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i've done good on a little cleo in that river before, though i admit i struggle there some as compared to the clinch.
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Try beaverdam creek above shady valley to backbone rock with a single hook roostertail and a 1 inch small sassy shad on a 1/16 oz leadhead jig in the deeper holes especially after a little rainfall, and s holston river when they are generating with spoons and small jerkbaits and light line.
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Try beaverdam creek above shady valley to backbone rock with a single hook roostertail and a 1 inch small sassy shad on a 1/16 oz leadhead jig in the deeper holes especially after a little rainfall, and s holston river when they are generating with spoons and small jerkbaits and light line.
Yeah, now that's the stuff I grew up fishing. I was looking for something in the immediate bristol/bluff city/elizabethton area. It's a long drive to damascus from here. But if I have to.....
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Laruel fork in Hampton my favorite creek around also try the big W in Elizabethton At the first boat ramp you can catch trout or anything really they stock it almost every week
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Have you considered hiring a guide?
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Tailwater brown trout love jsr5 jointedshad raps and rebel crawfish...At least they do on the Caney. Try fishing right after they stop generating.
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You might want to try Stonycreek. I love to fish there, and you stand a good chance at catching brown, brook, and rainbow trout there.
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If you live that close to SoHo dam. go below the dam and there is a parking lot just before the river spits and goes around the island. There are paths that go down to the river and you will be right before the split in the river. Get enough weight on the line where you can get the hook pretty far out and use some red salmon eggs. I have had good luck in the past on them in that area.

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I live about 10 minutes from the dam myself. Would be more than happy to get up with ya some time. I fish there a few times each week. And yes I use spinning gear too. You will want some chest waders. Tons of fish on that river and they hit a variety of lures. Don't let the size of the water get ya. Just break it down into smaller sections. It is still trout fishing. That is the hardest thing to do.

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