Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 09/04/2019

Fishing has slowed down in some places and heated up in others. Smallmouth bass fishing on the streams of the Cumberland Plateau has been good to excellent while the tailwaters have slowed down somewhat.

In the Smokies, streams are getting low and warm. Stick with mid and high elevation streams for now until we get some rain and cooler weather. Right now it looks like this will probably last for another week although we do have some rain forecast next week. Let's hope that happens! A variety of bugs are working here, but lean heavily on your terrestrial box. Yellow Stimulators in particular have also been good lately.

The Caney Fork continues to produce a few fish here and there. Stripers are still thick in the river which isn't helping the trout at all. As long as things stay dry, this will be a viable option. There are a few large fish present if you know where to look. Yesterday's big fish was a 21.5" rainbow caught while sight fishing. Don't expect that every day, but if you're prepared to put in your time, there are good fish to be caught (and released!!!).

The Clinch seems to be in the middle of the annual late summer drawdown of Norris Lake. High water will be the norm here for the next few weeks. If you don't have a boat, then don't bother except, possibly, during early mornings. Weekends are offering some morning windows but crowds will generally be thick as well.

Fall fishing is not far off. The Clinch should fish well unless we have a wet fall. Sometime between mid October and early November, we should see flows start to come down. The Smokies are my personal favorite for fall fishing. The fish will be hungry and maybe even looking up!

Photo of the Month: Guide Trip Fish of the Year for the Smokies

Photo of the Month: Guide Trip Fish of the Year for the Smokies

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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