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FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 11/7/2019

Fall fishing is in full swing. The Clinch River has been fishing great if you want to hit a tailwater. The Smokies are fishing well most days but that could change soon. Forecast low temperatures by the middle of next week are in the mid teens!

The Smokies are up and down based on rain and cold fronts. When its on this can be some of the best fishing of the year. Fish will feed heavily as we approach the lean cold months of winter. Orange Elk Hair Caddis are catching fish as well as Pheasant Tail nymphs, Prince Nymphs, and some other things like caddis pupa patterns. Don't forget to have your Blue-winged Olive patterns this time of year.

On tailwaters like the Clinch, brown trout and some fall spawn rainbows are doing their thing. This is a good time to review good ethics when it comes to spawning trout. Remember that these are the next generation of trout and the best thing you can do is to leave them alone. Avoid wading through spawning areas and don't fish for obvious spawners.

The Caney is still not fishing well. This should change soon as we generally start to see some opportunity for streamer fishing in December and continuing through the winter. Next spring should bring good fishing again.

Photo of the Month: Fiery Flanks and Fins

Photo of the Month: Fiery Flanks and Fins

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Poll is Back!!!

Let us know how much you fish on average each year! Just respond to the poll on the right...

4 comments:

  1. ijsouth8:18 PM

    I think you need a second, follow-up poll - "How many days a year do you WANT to fish".

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  2. Anonymous8:59 PM

    That's a no-brainer.

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  3. If I could, I'd fish almost everyday. Strangely though, when I do have the opportunity to fish for days in a row, I have been known to get a bit tired of it. When I fish everyday, I tend to fish fewer hours each day. It is more enjoyable to fish just a few hours knowing that you can go do it again the next day. Right now, when I'm in school, I fish as long and hard as possible when I go because I don't have the luxury of going as often as I want...

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  4. ijsouth6:53 PM

    Same with me, with 3 kids, all the various "events" of everyday life that take up time, etc...when I get to fish, I try to maximize the time. Of course, the time just zips by when on the stream, and it's extra tough this time of year, with the daylight being so short.

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