FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 4/23/2017
SPECIAL UPDATE: HIGH WATER EVERYWHERE!
The next couple of days will be tough just about anywhere you go. High water is the rule and heavy runoff has muddied lakes as well. Best to stay home and tie flies for at least the next day or two. Once the stream levels settle down, fishing in the Smokies should be good.
The fishing has been great lately! This spring has been phenomenal in the Smokies. Long hatches have produced dry fly fishing lasting for hours every day. The Caney Fork has been producing some great fish on high and low water.
In the Smokies, we have a high water day. That should soon give way to good flows and hatches as well. Evening hatches should really be going strong now at good flows. It is the time of year for yellow, cream and tan.
Unfortunately Center Hill Lake is filling rapidly and the USACE will be running a lot of water for a while to drop the lake back down. If you are interested in streamer floats, those will be able to happen into May this year. This is as good a time and method for getting into big fish as any. Once the lake level drops and flows go down, the fishing should be excellent on low water. We had some unreal trips on low water before all of this rain happened.
The musky and smallmouth bass rivers are totally blown out. If you are wanting to get in on this fishing, contact me about a float in May. Once conditions settle down, the fishing will be very good.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Another epic visit to the Florida Everglades is now history. The trip was a lot of fun for many reasons including the paddling, lots of wildlife, and yes, even a little fishing. Things like camping on the beach were definitely a huge plus as well. I have well over 10 gigabytes of just my own pictures and video to go over, not to mention similar quantities from my friends as well. Over the next few days I'll be posting pictures, stories, and other tidbits from the trip.
In the meantime, spring appears to be in full swing here in Tennessee. That means I have lots of tying and fishing to do. Today I'm heading out for a little while to check on a local bluegill spot. Check back often over the next serveral days as I provide lots of updates...
Posted by David Knapp at 11:47 AM