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

Friday, April 25, 2008

New Poll

I'm trying to get a feel for how often everyone visits my blog. Do you check daily and are always disappointed with the lack of daily updates or do you only stop by once in awhile to see what's happening? I'm debating putting more time into this blog but want to know if it is worth it. Just vote over on the poll and let me know how often you stop by...thanks!!!

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:36 PM

    You're in my RSS reader, so I read new entries when they come up, but this is the first time I've actually visited the site.

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  2. I don't visit sites -- not unless they have an RSS feed.

    Like a lot of people, I don't have time to check and see if someone's posted an update, unless I know they almost always do on a daily basis.

    It's an on-demand world...

    And hey, if you're going to invest some time in this thing with some kind of commercial use in mind, consider moving to a self-hosted WordPress installation.

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  3. TC, thanks for the advice. I've given thought to expanding and putting a lot more work into this. With summer approaching, I should have more time on my hands to accomplish this but I'm not sure if I want to or not...decisions, decisions...

    Also, glad to know that people are reading even if they aren't actually visiting the site. That is good to know...

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  4. Anonymous3:32 PM

    I do RSS.

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  5. I don't do RSS, but I've got you in my "fishing blog" folder in my bookmarks, and I do an "open in tabs" almost every day.

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  6. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Nice site, I check it from time to time and enjoy your photos and the fact that you do not focus on a single species.
    Keep it up and have fun!

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