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FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 11/7/2019

Fall fishing is in full swing. The Clinch River has been fishing great if you want to hit a tailwater. The Smokies are fishing well most days but that could change soon. Forecast low temperatures by the middle of next week are in the mid teens!

The Smokies are up and down based on rain and cold fronts. When its on this can be some of the best fishing of the year. Fish will feed heavily as we approach the lean cold months of winter. Orange Elk Hair Caddis are catching fish as well as Pheasant Tail nymphs, Prince Nymphs, and some other things like caddis pupa patterns. Don't forget to have your Blue-winged Olive patterns this time of year.

On tailwaters like the Clinch, brown trout and some fall spawn rainbows are doing their thing. This is a good time to review good ethics when it comes to spawning trout. Remember that these are the next generation of trout and the best thing you can do is to leave them alone. Avoid wading through spawning areas and don't fish for obvious spawners.

The Caney is still not fishing well. This should change soon as we generally start to see some opportunity for streamer fishing in December and continuing through the winter. Next spring should bring good fishing again.

Photo of the Month: Fiery Flanks and Fins

Photo of the Month: Fiery Flanks and Fins

Monday, March 22, 2010

Coming Soon

I am really behind on posting here. I have several fishing reports as well as some stories from a canoe trip in Florida and a product review. This weekend I fished the Caney on Friday and the Smokies on Sunday so check back soon for those reports. This afternoon I should have some free time and plan on doing some updates...

3 comments:

  1. Relax. It's not like anyone's paying you to do this, so fish first, write later, feel guilt about it after you're dead.

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  2. Thanks for the reminder/advice...I start fishing and it takes up all my free time. Wish I could write faster to keep up but then it just becomes a chore and that's no fun either...

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  3. No pressure on the posts; I'm close to a month behind on my last outing! Fishing comes first, like The Trout Underground said, not to mention life in general (I guess life and fishing can often be one and the same).

    Write when you have the time, and you can enjoy it--if the blog becomes a chore, that kind of defeats its purpose in my mind. I have had to remind myself not to take my blog too seriously, or rather, to spend some quality time on it when I have the time.

    Besides, people will appreciate your posts just as much, whether they come out promptly or a bit later on down the line...

    Iain

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