Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 02/25/2018

Things have changed a lot since the last report. Unseasonably warm weather has kicked off the first hatches of the year in the Great Smoky Mountains while an extremely wet February means all of the tailwaters are blown out across middle and east Tennessee.

If you want to fish in the Smokies, nymphs and streamers will be your best bet unless you encounter a hatch. In that case, Blue Quills and Quill Gordons should be in your arsenal as well as Blue-winged Olives.

For now, just forget about the tailwaters in the short term. continued rain means it will be at least another month before the tailwaters are fishable again. With luck, we can start thinking about some streamer float trips on the Caney Fork in mid to late March, although that may be optimistic. In the meantime, head for the mountains and enjoy chasing the wild trout there.

Photo of the Month: Breaking Cabin Fever

Photo of the Month: Breaking Cabin Fever

Friday, April 27, 2007

Peak Fishing

Great fishing once again looms just around the corner, or at least, it does if you believe the solunar fishing tables. Available from many different sources, we will occasionally check in with the Best Fishing Times Charts from In-Fisherman. The latest glance at the fishing charts indicates that the best fishing will be occurring this next week during the full moon. This is terrible timing because of final exams that are scheduled for the first half of the week. Thankfully, I'm done with the last one by noon on Wednesday and after that, it will be out to the stream for me!!!

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:46 PM

    Nice photos and Blog. I just moved from Chattanooga to eastern Oregon in February. I miss the Hiwassee (although the fishing out here isn't too bad).

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  2. OK, looks like I'll be out there for all next week -- just in time for killer fishing.

    In fact, I'll have a couple days in while you're still in class, not that I'm taunting or anything...

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  3. As always, you inspire jealousy... Thankfully, on the "best" (supposedly) day, I'm free for at least half a day so I won't be completely missing out. Enjoy your time in Tennessee. The fishing should be superb... I'll be fishing the park myself next weekend on a backcountry trip on the TN side.

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