Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hiwassee DH

Doc and I hit the HI for a short float from Big Bend to Reliance in my canoe on Friday afternoon.  Doc threw a fly in at the take-out just as I was pulling into the parking lot, and he proceeded to land a bow.  We then drove up to Big Bend, and got the canoe in the water around 2:30.  I caught a bow right away.  We thought it might be a decent day, but we spent the next 2 plus hours with only one more trout to hand.  Unfortunately, this DH is a joke.  Unlike GA and NC, Tennessee has decided to use the DH to save money.  As a result, they are stocking less than normal.  To make matters worse, the fish are standard nine inch trout.  Very disappointing.  I don't know if we'll be back to the HI for quite a while.  We had a good time on the float, but the fishing was awful.