Guided Trips


Things have changed a lot since the last report. Unseasonably warm weather has kicked off the first hatches of the year in the Great Smoky Mountains while an extremely wet February means all of the tailwaters are blown out across middle and east Tennessee.

If you want to fish in the Smokies, nymphs and streamers will be your best bet unless you encounter a hatch. In that case, Blue Quills and Quill Gordons should be in your arsenal as well as Blue-winged Olives.

For now, just forget about the tailwaters in the short term. continued rain means it will be at least another month before the tailwaters are fishable again. With luck, we can start thinking about some streamer float trips on the Caney Fork in mid to late March, although that may be optimistic. In the meantime, head for the mountains and enjoy chasing the wild trout there.

Photo of the Month: Breaking Cabin Fever

Photo of the Month: Breaking Cabin Fever

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Smokies Weekend

Fishing was absolutely sick. The fish seem extra stupid right now. Full report to come in the next day or two...


  1. middle tn lee12:45 AM

    When someone describes the fishing as "sick" you know they had a good day ha.

    But yea I was out East last weekend and got into a pretty nice Quill Gordon hatch later on in the evening.

    The fishing was awesome, and the weather perfect. Can't wait to head back that way.

  2. Daniel and I were in the Smoky Mtns. all last week, yes, the fishing was unbelievable.

  3. Sounds like an epic trip. Did you see any good hatches?

  4. Glad to hear the fishing is on fire--the trout are really starting to get active over here in northern AZ as well...I look forward to seeing your report!

  5. Your just saying theyre dumb because I managed the largest one this trip! Still waiting on the pics... Your slow...



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