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

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Future Trout Stream

On Wednesday I was in Rocky Mountain National Park.  There we found the first snow of the season in the higher elevations above treeline.  Hopefully this snow will contribute to some of the excellent trout waters in that area, and hopefully we will get many more inches before next spring.  The ongoing drought here in Colorado has benefited from rainfall recently but needs a moist winter to really solve.  I guess the best thing to do is just wait and see...




6 comments:

  1. That's sure a sight for sore eyes David. I'm not a winter fisherman but I'll tie flies and sit tight.

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    1. Yeah, we can definitely use all the precipitation that we can get. Hope its a good winter with plenty of snow in the high country!

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  2. Good to see somebody is getting some moisture.

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    1. Mark, we'll definitely take all we can get. This past year has been a tough one...

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  3. I am liking what I see so far. I will take the snow, tie flies, and watch some football. Bring it on!

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    1. Mel, I think living out here will limit my winter fishing a bit more than I'm used to. I'll still probably get out occasionally but maybe I can get caught up on tying all the flies that I hope to each winter...

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