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I used to fish that run very extensively.  Probably 4-5 days per week during college and lawschool.  I like my 7wt with a 1ips (slow) full sinking line.  I tie about 3 feet of 10lb mono as a leader/tippet- sometimes I would use a flouro tippet but it is not necessary.  The hard part down there is getting away from the crowds. A canoe or kayak is very useful.  My favorite clousers were dark grey/light grey, grey/blue, pink/chart., the maybe grey/white.  Tie them short and cheap- because you will lose many flies.  Sometimes you can get into hybrids and even the odd striper out there.  Good luck- that is a buttload of fun.    

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6 minutes ago, Jason R. said:

I used to fish that run very extensively.  Probably 4-5 days per week during college and lawschool.  I like my 7wt with a 1ips (slow) full sinking line.  I tie about 3 feet of 10lb mono as a leader/tippet- sometimes I would use a flouro tippet but it is not necessary.  The hard part down there is getting away from the crowds. A canoe or kayak is very useful.  My favorite clousers were dark grey/light grey, grey/blue, pink/chart., the maybe grey/white.  Tie them short and cheap- because you will lose many flies.  Sometimes you can get into hybrids and even the odd striper out there.  Good luck- that is a buttload of fun.    

Awesome. 

I am excited to try my hand at the white bass this season. Looks like ill be giving 50 cent hole and Richland Creek, trying to get places I can wade. I will battle the crowds, no big deal. Just fun to be out and getting some experience.

I get nervous trying new places with the fly rod, just cause I like to know where to wade, but you all have been very helpful. Appreciate it, keep it coming.

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8 minutes ago, LanceB said:

Awesome. 

I am excited to try my hand at the white bass this season. Looks like ill be giving 50 cent hole and Richland Creek, trying to get places I can wade. I will battle the crowds, no big deal. Just fun to be out and getting some experience.

I get nervous trying new places with the fly rod, just cause I like to know where to wade, but you all have been very helpful. Appreciate it, keep it coming.

I would wear waders btw- that water can be uncomfortable.  Also if it is a high water year the fishing can be pretty bad at twin bridges.  I remember a few years it was unfishable or at least unwadable.

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Just now, Jason R. said:

I would wear waders btw- that water can be uncomfortable.  Also if it is a high water year the fishing can be pretty bad at twin bridges.  I remember a few years it was unfishable or at least unwadable.

Of course. 

Do you think that the War Eagle spot will be more wadeable with high water? Not sure what its like out there right now, Im sure things have changed a bit, cause that was a ridiculous amount of water in that area over Christmas. 

Can you just park along the road out there by 50 cent hole and hike into the shoals?

Thanks!

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5 minutes ago, LanceB said:

Of course. 

Do you think that the War Eagle spot will be more wadeable with high water? Not sure what its like out there right now, Im sure things have changed a bit, cause that was a ridiculous amount of water in that area over Christmas. 

Can you just park along the road out there by 50 cent hole and hike into the shoals?

Thanks!

Not sure man- I havent fished WE much.  I mainly know the twin bridges area.

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Just now, Jason R. said:

Not sure man- I havent fished WE much.  I mainly know the twin bridges area.

Oh no worries. I thought you meant you fished the WE stretch. 

Advice on what trails/ways to get to shoals at TB?

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Fifty cent hole ( two dollar hole now ) the mailbox is at the gate right on the sharp curve after the field , follow the path all the way past the cemetery and there's a large gravel bar on the right ! That's where I catch most of my bigger whites during the run ( it's even better during high water years ) go during the week because on the weekends it gets crowded .. 

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Clousers in grey/white and chartreuse/white have been the best flies for me. I have used a sink tip leader, and fished without it. Caught fish both ways. I've thrown an 8wt and a 5wt, preferring the 5wt because it was easier ?. Everything that has already been mentioned is great information. During the week is definitely best to avoid the crowds and bait fisherman. 

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