Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 6/19/2017

Fishing is good to excellent across the area. The Caney Fork River continues to shine on both high and low water. In the Smokies, frequent rainfall have kept water in the streams so the fish are healthy and ready to eat!

Terrestrials are really coming on strong now. Ants and inchworms continue to get it done, and beetle fishing should be rapidly improving over the next two weeks. Isonychia mayfly nymphs are providing good fishing subsurface along with Golden and Little Yellow Stonefly nymphs. There is still a good variety of mayflies hatching in the higher elevations. Brook trout fishing is about as good as it gets now for those willing to walk. Even fishing roadside is good for now and will continue that way as long as we keep getting rain.

The Caney Fork River continues to fish anywhere from average to good on high water streamer floats. Anyone who wants to target trout with streamers will find this to be exciting fishing. Low water is becoming more and more likely, and if that trend continues we will see some great low water floats. The fish are hungry and we are going into some of the best fishing months on this fine tailwater. Midge hatches have been incredible on low or falling water and the fish are feeding. We have the right flies to catch the fish so book a guided trip now!

Cumberland Plateau smallmouth streams are rounding into fine shape now. Rain will bump flows up again, but in between the fish are hungry and willing to hammer a fly!


Photo of the Month: Shad Eating Rainbow

Photo of the Month: Shad Eating Rainbow

Thursday, August 23, 2012

There's A Brookie In There

How would you go about catching this fish???  It was just relaxing on the bottom of this beaver pond...


8 comments:

  1. Plop a small light weighted bugger right next it then start stripping it away really fast.

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    1. Brookies and buggers...I like it!

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  2. Having experienced the "Brookie in the beaver dam pond" trick, I would put a mini-crawler on a hook (no weight), toss it out, and the Brookie will come.

    Mark

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    1. Mark, that definitely sounds like the voice of experience...

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  3. If I was here at home in Florida I would grab the cast net and give it a toss. Brookie caught gauranteed. But since we have no brookies here and I love fishing for them so much I spend half my income every year traveling to the ends of the earth to try to just hook one. I would probably just sit there and watch it for a while.

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    1. Fishfreek, it must be difficult to live in Florida if you love fishing for brookies. I would really miss the mountains if I lived down there...

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  4. set a dry about 6ft ahead of that fish..Brookie on.

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  5. David it makes for a lot of traveling during the year. But for now as with most the job rules. I am working on changing that but it will take a couple more years.

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