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

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Good Start

We are off to a good start here in Colorado with some very nice fish caught already. Today we're headed over to check out the Gunnison and hopefully the salmonflies...more to come as it happens!

Photo courtesy of Bill Hitz at Gotta Go Fly Fishing

16 comments:

  1. Yeah, I'd say you're off to a good start!! SWEET looking bow David...

    Tyler

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  2. Green Weenie8:32 AM

    Wow! Nice fish!

    You should hook one and let Trevor reel it in. I do that for him all the time.

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  3. Is that fish from the taylor? I'm always amazed by the color of Colorado trout...

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  4. I'm so jealous. Great fish David. Congrats!

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  5. Sweet bow David. Looking forward to more.

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  6. Holy cow!!! Sweet fish!

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  7. Nice fish man. Can't wait to see more!!!

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  8. Very nice fish David!!! I'll try to fish a half-its-size fish over here.
    Congratulations!!!
    Best wishes from Spain.

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  9. That looks like a coho, is it?

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  10. Take it easy man. You're gonna hurt yourself.

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  11. Nice Pig! Glad your trip was a good one~

    TD

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  12. Wow now thats a FANTASTIC start that is a whopper

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  13. Thanks for all the kind words! This big rainbow was a blast to catch and definitely helped make the trip!!!

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