Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 02/25/2018

Things have changed a lot since the last report. Unseasonably warm weather has kicked off the first hatches of the year in the Great Smoky Mountains while an extremely wet February means all of the tailwaters are blown out across middle and east Tennessee.

If you want to fish in the Smokies, nymphs and streamers will be your best bet unless you encounter a hatch. In that case, Blue Quills and Quill Gordons should be in your arsenal as well as Blue-winged Olives.

For now, just forget about the tailwaters in the short term. continued rain means it will be at least another month before the tailwaters are fishable again. With luck, we can start thinking about some streamer float trips on the Caney Fork in mid to late March, although that may be optimistic. In the meantime, head for the mountains and enjoy chasing the wild trout there.

Photo of the Month: Breaking Cabin Fever

Photo of the Month: Breaking Cabin Fever

Monday, June 18, 2012

Brookie Water

Now that the heat is building and summer is asserting itself even before officially starting, the high country brook trout streams sound more appealing than ever.  This past weekend I made it to where the temperatures where cool and the water and trout plentiful.  Lots of brookies were caught and released.  More to come once I have a little free time...


7 comments:

  1. Looking forward to the report-be sure to include rod wt/length and patterns

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  2. Nice little creek, David.

    Mark

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    1. Pontus12:35 AM

      I second that! Wish I had a stream half as beautiful within driving distance...

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  4. Thanks guys! Just about done putting the full report together...

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  5. Great pix of the trip!!! Those views are what I miss most since moving to the Midwest

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    1. Seth, thanks for reading. Those views are what keeps me going back to the Smokies again and again.

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