Our last stop in Tennessee brought us to the Knoxville area to fish the Clinch River. The chapter in the TU book regarding the Clinch didn’t paint a particularly positive picture of the river, so with some trepidation, we met our guide for the day, Michael (Rocky) Cox of Rocky Top Anglers at the boat ramp and prepared for our journey.
It was a foggy and very cold 27 degrees at the boat ramp when started the journey downstream on the Clinch. However, the bit of gloom written in the TU book was very quickly dispelled as we started catching fish on a regular basis. Beautiful rainbows abound in the Clinch and Rocky put us on them all day. In the afternoon, the weather warmed up considerably…. as did Barb. I don’t think Barb let a fish go by all afternoon without hooking and landing it. When she was netting her fish, it was my chance to hook one; she was on fire!
We had a blast fishing with Rocky and did a very unique interview with him. While we’ve done interviews in boats on the banks of streams, we’d never done one while the guide was actually rowing… until now. Please click on the video above and enjoy Rocky’s wit and wisdom as he rows us down the Clinch in Tennessee.