Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 04/19/2019

Easter Weekend Update: The Smokies have been pounded with rain today and will feature high water through the holiday weekend. If you must get out and fish, wait until late in the weekend and be very cautious. Fish the edges and stay safe!

Otherwise...our early hatches are giving way to lighter colored bugs now. Light Cahills, Pale Evening Duns, Blue-winged Olives, March Browns, and Hendricksons have all been on the water at times. The huge Black Stoneflies are around now as well and providing some big bites for hungry trout. Sulfurs should be starting fairly soon, especially with all of the nice weather we are having. Little Yellow Stoneflies are just starting to show up now as well and will get much stronger as May approaches. The yearly pinnacle of spring dry fly fishing is quickly approaching!

Tailwaters are starting to fish well. The Caney Fork is still blowing a LOT of water. That should change fairly soon if we don't get too much rain. I'm thinking we might start seeing some opportunities in early May if things hold steady, maybe sooner. The Clinch has been fishing extremely well. Big hard fighting rainbow and brown trout are the target here on light tippets and tiny flies. Bring your A game or go home disappointed. Sulfurs should start to really take off shortly along with more caddis than we have already been seeing. On Tuesday's float, fish were taking a variety of bugs including midges, caddis, and the odd sulfur.

Warm water options are really taking off as well. That is assuming that flows cooperate. Big rain events will shut this down for a few days, but otherwise, everything is fishing very well right now!

Photo of the Month: Early Spring Rewards

Photo of the Month: Early Spring Rewards

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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