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, October 01, 2012

Colored Up


The leaves are turning many different shades of red, orange, and especially yellow.  Right on schedule, the brown trout are getting a lot more aggressive and colored up in their own fall best.  Yesterday was a good day of exploring on two different streams.  I fished a meadow stretch in both and saw more than enough nice browns to keep me interested.  Never saw any monsters but did see one fish that would have been pushing 21-22 inches.  More to come later once I have time to digest the trip.


4 comments:

  1. Simply, Fall is the most beautiful time of year! My favorite. Fly fishing, Fall Brown Trout, and Football. Tough to beat. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Mel, same here! I love fall the most although thinking about the winter ahead makes me shiver just a little.

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  2. Lovely brown trout! Yes, fall is the time to encounter the big brown trout. Took one of my most memorably trout the 15 of October some years ago. I still remember it as if it was just a couple of days ago. It took me 1 hour and 20 minutes to land him. It was a lovely brown in all it's splendor of fall. Thanks for sharing and we wait for the continuation.
    My best,
    M.O.

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    1. Mats, thanks! I'll bet that was quite the fish. It doesn't get any better than beautiful fall browns.

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