Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 11/29/2016

You have probably read about the fire disaster in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg. As of right now the Park is closed. Thank you to those who have contacted me to make sure that I'm okay. I'm blessed to not live close to the impacted area but am very sad over the devastation that many people are dealing with. The woods will heal quickly, but many people are now dealing with rebuilding their lives. Those scars will last much longer.

If you are interested in fishing, the Park should improve with the coming rainfall. Once it opens back up, fishing should be okay unless it gets really cold which is likely this time of year. Nymphing will be the way to go. A large fly like a stonefly and a small nymph like a blue-winged olive are a good idea in the winter. Next spring has the potential to feature some of the best hatches we've had in a while. That assumes we don't get tons of high water this winter which is nearly impossible to forecast ahead of time. That said, some of the best quill gordon hatches have happened during or just after drought years.

Fishing on the Caney Fork River should continue to be good through the cold months this year. We have had an incredible year on the river. While we can't hope for the river to fish this well every year, next spring and summer should be good as well unless we get long periods of high water.

Please avoid wading on gravel spawning areas. Those eggs have a good chance of making it through the next couple of months to hatch time if we don't have too much high water. This applies on the Caney Fork River and in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Photo of the Month: The Colors of a Rainbow

Photo of the Month: The Colors of a Rainbow

Monday, February 06, 2012

Thinking

When you are at work and daydreaming, what are you normally thinking about?  I catch myself thinking not only about fishing but the beautiful places where the sport takes me.  When all else fails, I'm thinking of a favorite river and what the water looks like in those first hours of daylight or perhaps right as the sun is setting and the fish are getting active....something like this:


2 comments:

  1. Yes, that really is an important part of our sport. Appreciating all the beautiful places it takes us. Unfortunately I've seen some of my favorite places spoiled and damaged by greedy persons that are just out to get money of everything instead of letting beautiful places be alone for everyone to enjoy.

    Have fun daydreaming and fly fishing in beautiful places,
    M.O.

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  2. Nothing wrong with daydreaming at work as long as your boss doesn't catch you. Once you retire, you can daydream at home, I do.

    Mark

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