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

Monday, May 04, 2009

Caney Update

The updated forecast releases on the Caney are now showing over twenty thousand cubic feet per second for the next several days. Here's hoping some of the trout actually stay in the river and don't end up clear down in the Mississippi... I'll see you on the Caney to fish, sometime next fall...:(

1 comment:

  1. David,
    I sympathize with you man, the streams over the hill here in NC are blown out also. On the bright side of things, the water table is looking good (or better), which will help in the long run this Summer/Fall. Weather folks say more strong storms and heavy rain tomorrow....We may be looking at 25,000-30,000 cfs for the Caney...UGGGHH.




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