Posted by John, in middle Tennessee on May 08, 2002 at 13:54:22:
In Reply to: Re: Rainbow Trout posted by Lynn on April 08, 2002 at 15:19:47:
Recent research indicates freshly stocked trout usually drift downstream up to several miles after stocking before they eventually make their way into protected areas upstream. Please consider, they have lived most of their lives in still/agitated ponds, and have no concept of "current" at the time of stocking. It all depends on river conditions, shoals, and lazy, warm water stretches. They DO NOT get "flushed" downstream by a dam release as the appearance of a rising release might make one imagine! Just my 2 cents. By the way, the stocking trout from the Flintville, TN hatchery are HUGE this year, commonly running 12" to 14". Thank You Tenn. Wildlife Resources Agency. We've been blessed in 2002. And the dry fly action below Tim's Ford was exceptional last Sunday.
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