Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 8/13/2017

Fishing is good to excellent across the area. Caney Fork floats are happening either early or late, and in the Smokies we are fishing the high elevations to beat the heat.

Terrestrials are now a strong producer no matter where you fish. Beetle fishing has been good this summer. There are still fish ready to slam a beetle or hopper. In the mountains I prefer a beetle or ant while on the tailwaters I lean towards a hopper or beetle although ants work well there also. Hike in fishing on the brook trout streams is still good right now although flows are low enough that you need to focus on stealth.

On the Caney Fork, the great sight fishing opportunities of summer are in full gear. Daily midge fishing to big trout is a possibility. Night times can produce some exciting fishing on streamers or even mouse patterns. Just be careful out there when its dark. The river is unforgiving even in the daylight.

Smallmouth bass fishing has been good to great. Fish are looking up as usual for this time of year. When they don't want to hit flies on top, crawdad or baitfish patterns will work.

Photo of the Month: Night Time Hog

Photo of the Month: Night Time Hog

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Relocating

Big changes are looming on the horizon.  I just accepted a job in Colorado and will be moving that way soon...as in soon enough to start the new school year.  Things have been moving pretty fast and will continue to be that way.  I'm looking forward to the possibilities for career advancement and working with some new people, but naturally am also interested in learning about some new spots to fish.  My favorite parts of Colorado (so far anyway) are located far from where I will be, so I probably won't be fishing there as much as I might like.  Teaching in a new school will keep me busy as will the next few weeks of transition.

With that in mind, please forgive me if the updates and fishing stories come with less frequency for the next few months.  I want to focus on the new job which means some things like this blog might temporarily be put on hold.  I will still check in at least some though and intend to post trip reports and other news.

To all my Tennessee friends, thanks for making my fishing experiences awesome!  I will miss all the good times, but will be returning to visit, hopefully often, and will be doing at least a little fishing then.  The Smokies will always be the best!!!

In the meantime, I look forward to meeting new people and making new friends in the sport in Colorado.  Hopefully I can find some people willing to show me around and put up with a new guy...

20 comments:

  1. You won't find any shortage of fishing friends in Colorado. Right off the top of my head, I can think of at least 6 who would be willing to drag you, kicking and screaming, to some of the best streams around. Holler if you need a list.

    Mark

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  2. Mark, thanks for the offer. I may just take you up on that once I get myself located and figure out which end is up...

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  3. Good luck Man! I'll sure miss your smokies posts. Best wishes!

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    1. Thanks Matthew! I hope to still get some Smokies posts up on occasion but obviously only a few per year.

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  4. Give me a holler when you get out here. I'd like to meet up and fish.

    Juan

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    1. Juan, thanks and definitely will do! I will look forward to it...

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  5. James W8:40 PM

    Congrats my friend! Change is often a good thing and I wish you the best. We will all be looking forward to seeing new backdrops in your frames once you get settled.

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    1. James W, thank you! I'm excited about the changes although nervous a bit as well. It should be an incredible adventure!

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  6. Stalking 20+ inches of wild trout in crystal clear waters...hell yeah. Welcome to Colorado.

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    1. Thanks!!! Super excited about expanding my fly fishing horizons further...

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  7. Congrats on the new job, and best of luck in your new adventures. I look forward to the first report from CO.

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    1. Thanks Jay! I can't wait to have a report to share. As hectic as moving will be it may take some time. It will come though...

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  8. Anonymous1:32 PM

    theres so many famous and not so famous places to fish...you wont hate it thats for sure...I relocated here myself 3 yrs ago...while I miss my old stomping grounds along the Northeast shore and hills, the fishing here is pretty darn good. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks! I know I will miss home but can't wait to make new memories and discover new fishing holes!

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  9. Congratulations David, I'm sure you are excited for many reasons to be heading to CO! What part of the state are you moving to?

    Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain. I'm moving to the Boulder area and definitely am excited!

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  10. Good luck! Your posts on the smokies definitely help get me through these long Texas summers between trout fishing trips. Can't wait for the Colorado posts to start coming in. You're gonna be missed on the little river outfitters message boards as well! Thanks David, for keeping us inspired!

    Gerald
    San Antonio, Tx

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    1. Gerald, I hope to get some fishing under my belt and report on them soon but may be too busy for a while. I'll still hang out on the LRO board, but will just have to post in the out of state report section I guess!

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  11. I am a lover of the nature and the natural beauty. The post is full of natural scenes and fishes. I am fond of fishing specially Carp fishing. I always says that Carp fishing gives us enjoyment and nutrition simultaneously. Thanks for such a nice post.

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  12. David,

    Don't know how I missed this, but congrats on your relocation. Looking forward to following your journeys in Colorado. Take care.

    Ben

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