Guided Trips


Fishing is good to excellent just about everywhere now. Lots of bugs are hatching including mayflies, caddis, and stoneflies. Little yellow stoneflies are hatching well now making a nymph imitation a good bet. Light Cahills, Sulfurs, Pale Evening Duns, March Browns, Blue-winged Olives, and others are on the water at times. Golden stones are now hatching well also. Try a #14 Yellow Stimulator and a #16 bead head Pheasant Tail and be ready to catch fish!

On the Clinch River, sulfurs have started and fish are responding to dry fly imitations. This is some of the most exciting and also the most challenging fishing of the whole year. Pinpoint accuracy at distance is needed, but the rewards can be large. Water is now mostly higher making float trips a requirement. If it will quit raining sometime soon, lower flows should return.

The Caney Fork is up and down each day. Right now it is mostly up and will stay that way as long as it keeps raining. Streamer fishing in particular was great on one generator. Moving forward, this river should continue to fish better and better for the next month or two.

Warm water streams are starting to turn on very well. Smallmouth bass are aggressive now. This is the spawning season for these fish, so please be careful where you wade and leave spawning fish alone.

Photo of the Month: Big Brown Trout on Deep Creek

Photo of the Month: Big Brown Trout on Deep Creek

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fall in the Air


  1. Anonymous10:39 AM

    Oh man, what a pretty fish. Wow!

  2. Anonymous1:13 PM

    Second that. That is a beautifully colored fish. Nice work Nate.


  3. Thanks guys! This wasn't the largest fish I've caught this year by any means, but it was one of the prettiest browns I've caught in awhile...

  4. Thats all Davie!

  5. Thats pure natural beauty.


  6. Nice fish!!!
    ok, Great fish!!

  7. David, that Brown is a beauty, and embodies what the fall is all about--did you find him in the Smokies on your recent trip?

  8. Here piggy piggy! and what a beautiful pig it is!

    The Average Joe Fisherman



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