Guided Trips


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

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...


  1. ijsouth8:18 PM

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

  2. Anonymous8:59 PM

    That's a no-brainer.

  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...

  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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