Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 02/03/2018

The Smokies are fishing slow on most days although the potential for a big brown is always present this time of year. Most days are seeing water temperatures in the low 40s at best and usually colder. Occasional midges, BWOs, and winter stoneflies will provide some surface activity on the warmer afternoons. For the most part, however, this will be a nymphing or streamer game this time of year. If we get some higher water, hit the brown trout streams with your favorite streamers (remember single hook only in the Park) and hunt that one trophy. When you catch it, take a picture to remember the moment and let it go for the next angler to enjoy.

Tailwaters have been fishing very well as of late. Our favorite, the Caney Fork, continues to have opportunities for both wade and float trips. Windows for wading look to go down sometime in the near future, unfortunately. The forecast this week calls for some potentially heavier rain which will probably kick the generators back on for a while. The good news? That means the shad kill should be in full effect. The Clinch and Holston have also been fishing well. If you want to check any of these tailwaters out, contact me for info on guided trips.

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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