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

Thursday, February 21, 2008

A Full Moon, An Eclipse, and Good Fishing


Last night was the last lunar eclipse until 2010. Naturally I wondered if the fish would be at all affected by the phenomena but was too busy trying to take pictures of the eclipse to go fishing. Unfortunately I still don't have a good zoom lens for my DSLR but still had fun trying to get some pictures.



Today was supposed to be one of the top fishing days of the month based on the solunar fishing tables so at the last minute I decided to run down to my new fishing hole and try my luck. The fishing was solid, not great but definitely worth the trip. Here's a few pictures from the afternoon...

4 comments:

  1. Tubakka12:59 AM

    No kidding dude. I don't totally believe in solunar tables, but if they coincide with great frontal conditions, hey bring it on. WEnt today with a buddy on the Caney from 9-5 chuckin' gamakatsu tacos [jerkbaits]. Took 73 total, all but about 15 below 14", and a good 15 of those between 16"-19". Ironically, alot of the larger fish were rainbows...except for teh 24 1/2" brown I nailed. Be happy to take you out sometime man. I think generation is key to big fish, at least the monsters. Still gotta work the kinks out though.

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  2. Hello,

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  3. Andy, I'll definitely sign up sometime in the next few days when I get some time... Great site...

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  4. Nice site guys. I truly believe that the solunar tables play a part in fish activity, but like anything else it is only one variable that comes into play. Depending on the body of water, time of year, and fish species there are so many variables to be considered that it seems foolish to base an entire fishing trip solely on the moon phase.

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