Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 12/4/2018

After a brief warmup and another borderline high water event, the streams of the Smokies are once again receding and getting cold. The spawn is winding down for the year so please avoid walking in/around gravel areas in the tailouts of pools and riffles. Those eggs need to survive for another generation to be born. When temperatures rise a few degrees, trout will become active and eat nymphs and streamers well. On cold days, don't expect too much although you might find a large post spawn brown trout.

The tailwaters are all flowing high and keeping us mostly limited to streamers. The Clinch might offer some high water nymphing, especially once they start to dial back the flows. Unfortunately it will be at least another couple of weeks before that happens it seems. The Caney Fork is fishing ok on high water but nothing to write home about. I floated last week and we did not do particularly well. We did find a bunch of crappie which seemed unusual at best. The good news? Water temperatures here are coming down and Center Hill Lake surface temperatures are falling rapidly as well. Shad kills should be in our future for sometime this month and of course January and February and perhaps later into the spring. This fishing is very inconsistent day to day, but when you hit it right you might have the best fishing of your life.

Musky streams are up and down with the rains. We hope to get in a few musky floats soon. As always, check back here for updates as conditions change.

Photo of the Month: Fall on the Tellico

Photo of the Month: Fall on the Tellico

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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