Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 12/4/2018

After a brief warmup and another borderline high water event, the streams of the Smokies are once again receding and getting cold. The spawn is winding down for the year so please avoid walking in/around gravel areas in the tailouts of pools and riffles. Those eggs need to survive for another generation to be born. When temperatures rise a few degrees, trout will become active and eat nymphs and streamers well. On cold days, don't expect too much although you might find a large post spawn brown trout.

The tailwaters are all flowing high and keeping us mostly limited to streamers. The Clinch might offer some high water nymphing, especially once they start to dial back the flows. Unfortunately it will be at least another couple of weeks before that happens it seems. The Caney Fork is fishing ok on high water but nothing to write home about. I floated last week and we did not do particularly well. We did find a bunch of crappie which seemed unusual at best. The good news? Water temperatures here are coming down and Center Hill Lake surface temperatures are falling rapidly as well. Shad kills should be in our future for sometime this month and of course January and February and perhaps later into the spring. This fishing is very inconsistent day to day, but when you hit it right you might have the best fishing of your life.

Musky streams are up and down with the rains. We hope to get in a few musky floats soon. As always, check back here for updates as conditions change.

Photo of the Month: Fall on the Tellico

Photo of the Month: Fall on the Tellico

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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