Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 02/19/2020

High flows continue to be problematic. Tailwaters will mostly be too high to fish until well into March at the earliest and probably more like April. If you have a boat, trips might be possible by mid to late March on high water with streamers and deep nymphing rigs.

For the Smokies, high flows continue although they have dropped to borderline fishable for at least the last couple of days. Bugs are starting to show up. Yesterday we saw lots of midges, quill gordon and blue quill mayflies, little black caddis and brown and black stoneflies. Dreary days should also produce some blue winged olives. Fish are eating well. If you pick your spots, there are plenty of fish to be caught.

The musky streams have been very high, but as flows come down the fishing should pick back up.

Photo of the Month: Winter Toad

Photo of the Month: Winter Toad

Monday, January 09, 2012

The Backcountry Journal

I have already mentioned the new Backcountry Journal, but want to mention it again because an article I wrote was just published there this morning.  The article is about the 13 year cicadas we experienced this last summer.  If it has been just a little cold lately where you live, check out "Once Every Thirteen Years" at the Backcountry Journal and for a moment at least, maybe you can relive the warm days of summer when fish were slurping down the huge bugs all over the southeast and beyond. 

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