In this hilarious article, TWRA nemesis Frank Niceley accused TWRA of stocking coyotes to try and control the Tennessee deer herd. Apparently the TWRA assistant executive director thought it was a joke. The response was classic:
"Actually, we sent some officers over to Arkansas and gave them swimming lessons," he said. "After we taught them, coyotes could swim over the Mississippi River."
I'm always thoroughly amused at people who want huge populations of game species without any natural predators. Coyotes don't eat many deer to begin with, focusing mostly on much smaller prey. The extent some people will go to further their agenda is downright laughable. I'm just glad that Mr. Niceley was shown to be uninformed. Take a moment to read the article for your morning laugh, especially if you are from Tennessee.
UPDATE: 4/21/2016 Smokies Fly Fishing Report -- Current Hatches: Blue-winged Olives, Little Black Caddis, Little Black Stoneflies, Hendricksons, March Browns, Sulfurs, Light Cahills, Pale Evening Duns, Little Yellow Stoneflies. Fishing is excellent right now in the Smokies. Hatches are quite diverse depending on which streams you are fishing. Both dry flies and nymphs are catching a lot of fish now. If you need to learn how to fish these streams, a guided trip with me can help you accomplish that!
Caney Fork Fly Fishing Report: The Caney Fork is fishing well right now, and will continue to just get better. May through June will feature some of the easiest and arguably best fishing available on this river so contact me about a float or wade trip if you want to enjoy this fishing at TroutZoneAnglers@gmail.com or call/text (931) 261-1884.
Clinch River Fishing Report: Fishing is anywhere from good to slow depending on the day and your casting ability. Long casts, long drifts, small flies. Sulfurs are starting now and the fish are noticing. When there aren't a lot of bugs on the water, stick with small nymphs and midge patterns and you should catch some nice trout.
Cumberland Plateau Fishing Report: Flows are good and water temperatures are warming. Smallmouth fishing is getting going now with some nice fish caught earlier this week on a "Guides' Day Off" Float. Wade fishing for smallmouth will only get better from here on out.
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