Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 08/16/2019

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 until the end of the month 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.

The Caney Fork in particular has been tough the last few days. A combination of factors has been hard on the river including striped bass which eat a tremendous number of trout. Overall fishing pressure has also contributed to tough fishing. Those fish have become educated!!! Think small on your midges and you should at least find a few trout.

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.

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? Maybe...

Photo of the Month: Guide Trip Fish of the Year? Maybe...

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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