August 1 = More current, especially Chattanooga and above!

Discussion in 'TENNESSEE RIVERS TALK' started by Knoxcats, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Knoxcats

    Knoxcats New Member

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    Most of you are probably aware of this, but every August 1st, TVA is required to increase the flow in the Tennessee River to provide 25,000 cfs through Chickamauga Dam. This means TVA starts dropping the bottom out of the tributary lakes, but it also means that we'll see more generators on for longer periods on the Tennessee River, especially Ft. Loudon and Watts Bar.

    The bottom line: more current should equal better fishing. Tight lines and bent poles to all!

    David
    Knoxville TN
     
  2. EricM

    EricM Active Member

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    The proof is in the putting, and today a fellow boated a 75 lb blue in the heavier current here in the Chickamauga! Great news!!!!
     

  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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  4. ibmeubu

    ibmeubu New Member

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    Thanks for the heads up, I had forgotten that was the date they started dropping the river. I just checked the TVA site and they are starting tonite with the pull at Kentucky Damn I think it was 36000 cfs at about 2am. get ready
     
  5. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat Active Member

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    I wish they would do that up here I am going to check that would be awesome.
     
  6. ibmeubu

    ibmeubu New Member

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