Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 8/13/2017

Fishing is good to excellent across the area. Caney Fork floats are happening either early or late, and in the Smokies we are fishing the high elevations to beat the heat.

Terrestrials are now a strong producer no matter where you fish. Beetle fishing has been good this summer. There are still fish ready to slam a beetle or hopper. In the mountains I prefer a beetle or ant while on the tailwaters I lean towards a hopper or beetle although ants work well there also. Hike in fishing on the brook trout streams is still good right now although flows are low enough that you need to focus on stealth.

On the Caney Fork, the great sight fishing opportunities of summer are in full gear. Daily midge fishing to big trout is a possibility. Night times can produce some exciting fishing on streamers or even mouse patterns. Just be careful out there when its dark. The river is unforgiving even in the daylight.

Smallmouth bass fishing has been good to great. Fish are looking up as usual for this time of year. When they don't want to hit flies on top, crawdad or baitfish patterns will work.

Photo of the Month: Night Time Hog

Photo of the Month: Night Time Hog

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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