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, January 22, 2009

Solid Water

I've finally got around to posting the promised pictures from this past weekend. The cold weather we've had lately froze a lot of the flowing water here in Tennessee. On Saturday afternoon, I went hiking near Chattanooga in search of some frozen waterfalls and found some spectacular ice formations. Despite the frigid conditions, I managed to have a good time and stay relatively warm. On Sunday, before the tying demo at Little River Outfitters, I drove up to Tremont and took a few pictures. Most of the rocks in the Middle Prong had varying amounts of ice on them... Below are a few pictures. The first two were taken in a canyon near Chattanooga, Tennessee and the rest were taken on the Middle Prong of Little River in the Great Smoky Mountains.







8 comments:

  1. Very nice pics David. You take these using your Pentax, or are you using a DSLR? The quality is very good.

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  2. Travis, all of these were shot with my DSLR which is a Canon Rebel XTi (400D)... Definitely a great camera...often with the Pentax I have to do a lot of editing but some of these are exactly as they came out with no touch up at all...

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  3. Really, really cool pictures....no pun intended...that is great stuff.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Chris

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  5. Wonderful pictures Mr. Knapp. It's very difficult to get this spectacular sight.
    Greetings from Spain. Fernando.

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  6. Great pictures! Beautiful.

    --brian J.

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  7. Glad you all enjoyed them! I'm hoping to fish somewhere this Sunday so maybe I'll have some fish pictures for a change in the near future...

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  8. Very nice photos and I hope you keep warm!

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