Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 8/13/2017

Fishing is good to excellent across the area. Caney Fork floats are happening either early or late, and in the Smokies we are fishing the high elevations to beat the heat.

Terrestrials are now a strong producer no matter where you fish. Beetle fishing has been good this summer. There are still fish ready to slam a beetle or hopper. In the mountains I prefer a beetle or ant while on the tailwaters I lean towards a hopper or beetle although ants work well there also. Hike in fishing on the brook trout streams is still good right now although flows are low enough that you need to focus on stealth.

On the Caney Fork, the great sight fishing opportunities of summer are in full gear. Daily midge fishing to big trout is a possibility. Night times can produce some exciting fishing on streamers or even mouse patterns. Just be careful out there when its dark. The river is unforgiving even in the daylight.

Smallmouth bass fishing has been good to great. Fish are looking up as usual for this time of year. When they don't want to hit flies on top, crawdad or baitfish patterns will work.

Photo of the Month: Night Time Hog

Photo of the Month: Night Time Hog

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Improving Your Fly Fishing Skills

Lately I have been suffering from too much work and not enough fishing.  Instead of allowing it to slowly affect my attitude, I decided that if I can’t go fishing as much, I can at least still think and write about it.  With that in mind, I’m going to work on some new articles over the next few weeks.  For many of you, I will most likely be repeating old information.  However, at least some of you will hopefully find something useful in what I will share that can improve your skills and help you catch more fish.
 
Some will be brief articles that simply highlight one key point while others will focus on broader subjects.  Mostly I will discuss trout fishing in moving water but may touch on other areas as well.  If you have a specific area or subject you would like me to address, please send me an email or leave a comment here, and I will see what I can do.

9 comments:

  1. I'd be interested in hearing your strategies (lines, flies, setups, etc.) for Smallmouth Bass in east TN.

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  2. Jay,

    I could probably do that. Are you talking mostly about running water or lakes as well? Also larger rivers like the Holston or smaller streams like the Little Pigeon and Little River?

    David Knapp

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  3. I'm interested in whatever you have to offer. I really like the smaller wadable water myself, but I think I have that pretty well figured out... for the most part. I've fished the Little Pigeon a lot with a fair amount of success back when I lived in Knoxville. I guess your approach to tackling slightly larger water like the Holston or French Broad would be of most interest. I don't suspect I'll try and tackle any reservoirs for Smallies anytime soon, but I'll likely be going after Spots soon with Bill from the "Fishing Through Life" blog... so anything that might be applicable there would be cool. Thanks for fielding my request. I'm looking forward to reading.

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  4. Whats your favorite rod? Why? Where is it best used?
    What about fly line. Whats the deal with all those types of line? Does it really matter?
    What time of day is best to fish? Where are the fish in the stream?

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  5. Lungs, just so you know, the fish are wherever I decide to cast in the stream...just saying... :D

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  6. I'm interested in fly selection. I have a basic knowledge of whether to use nymph, dry or terrestrial, but I'd like a synopsis of when to use which patterns in mountain streams (trout).

    Also interested in smallmouth fly patterns, techniques and (most importantly) where to find fish. Trout seem much more predictable to me.

    --Matt

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  7. (I was referring to the smokies for the mountain streams, and lakes and rivers for smallmouth in/around knoxville)

    --Matt

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  8. Matt,

    Thats a great topic which I plan on attempting to address in pieces as I go...

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    David Knapp

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