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...

Monday, December 28, 2009

Back Again!!!

Christmas in the Smokies 2009 is officially over. I had a great time hanging out with the family and even snuck out for a few hours of fishing but all good things must come to an end. The park streams were tough to fish most of the time due to very high water but I still managed to find fish. Sometime in the next day or so I plan on getting a complete report up, but in the meantime, here's a picture of Little River at Elkmont from Christmas day.

4 comments:

  1. Great Posts on site as of late. Has me wishing that we had brown that big in our local mountains. Just wanted to let you knoe that we switched the site urbanflyventures.com. Keep up the great writing I love to check out the site before work everyday.

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  2. Nice pic. I was up along the West Prong a few days later.

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  3. Even with this high water on your home tailwaters, we're catching fish. I've got a much better boat now that allows me to travel the river with ease. Do you want to hit up the Caney soon Dave? I've got a front deck that you can flycast from. I can spin from the back.

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  4. Cory, I'd enjoy hitting the river with you sometime. I always like the opportunity to fish with people using slightly different techniques since it gives me ideas on new things to try with the fly rod... Shoot me an email (link on my profile) and we can discuss getting together sometime...

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