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

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Back To School

That time of year has rolled around again when fishing must be pushed to the back burner and I crack down and focus on school. At least, that's the story I'm telling. Needless to say, one must have some stress relief on occasion and when that time comes, I'll probably be knee deep in a trout stream somewhere in East Tennessee. Unfortunately, school will cut into my time to think up stuff to put on here so my posts will be running shorter, although I do hope to keep them coming often. I still have several posts to make about West Trip 2007 including the PIG rainbow in Yellowstone among other exciting moments. Check back often and soon for those details...

Also, for those that haven't noticed, we have another poll to the right. Let me know what your favorite season for fishing is...

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:05 PM

    School Schmool! Shouldn't you be fishing?

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  2. hawgdaddy9:37 AM

    Trust me, school is almost useless, other than the classes you find fun for their own sakes. Become a practitioner of voluntary simplicity, live in a hobbit house out West, and fly fish as much as possible. A career isn't all it's cracked up to be.

    hawgdaddy

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  3. Yeah, I probably should be fishing but I suppose it is time to knock this school business out...and I probably should move West to live The life...unfortunately, common sense tells me to hang in there at least for now...

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  4. ijsouth7:46 PM

    From my personal experience, 90% of the stuff that goes on at a typical university is pure ##@$@#$. But, you need that scrap of paper at the end, just to get your foot in the door.

    My kids are back in school, so now I'm under the same time restrictions as they are...I think I hate "back to school" as much as them. We might be able to sneak one more trip this fall to the Smokies, then nothing until Spring.

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  5. Anonymous3:05 PM

    I'm glad you're in school, David, and I think your photos here are gorgeous. Great blog!
    Lisa Clark Diller

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  6. Professor Diller, thanks for checking out my blog and for the kind words!

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