Fishing The Clinch

Your fishing schedule on the Clinch tailwater below Norris Dam will depend on the power generation schedule at the dam—wading is unsafe when one or more generators is operating.

To see TVA’s schedule for the day on a computer, visit the TVA website and choose Norris Dam from the list of reservoirs (click here for the site). You can also download a smartphone app (details are on the same webpage), or you can call for a recorded telephone message at (865) 632-2264; for Norris Dam, choose option 4, then option 7.

For an article estimating how long it takes the river to rise after generators come on, and how long it takes for the water to fall after generators go off, click here.