Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 01/08/2019

In the Smokies, fishing has been good to great with unseasonably mild temperatures. With colder weather in store over the next couple of days, expect the fishing to drop off a bit. In other words, things will be more like normal winter fishing conditions in the short term. At some point we expect winter to return for real as well, but time will tell on that one.

On the tailwaters, we are dealing with massive amounts of water with no end in sight. The Caney Fork and Clinch Rivers are both rolling at very high levels. While a few fish can certainly be found on each of these, there are safer and better places to catch a few trout. The one bit of good news here? The reservoirs seem to be mostly falling now so somewhere down the road we might get better flows again.

Musky fishing should be starting to turn on. Flows are starting to drop into what we consider to be the sweet spot on our favorite rivers. Check back for more on this as we have time to get out on the water.

Photo of the Month: Cold Weather Jaws

Photo of the Month: Cold Weather Jaws

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. Anonymous10:45 AM

    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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