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 22, 2012

Elk, Sunsets, and Brown Trout

I'm in the recovery phase right now.  My weekend was spent camping near a winding meadow stream. The browns were hungry, the sunsets were spectacular, and yes, the elk are still around and even bugling occasionally.  More to come once I make it through a day of work and get a little rest!!!




8 comments:

  1. Lovely trout and photo of the sunset. The elk looks curious about what's going on. Thanks for sharing!

    Kind regards,
    M.O.

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  2. M.O., that elk just stood there and stared in that some pose the whole time I was watching. Definitely a little strange...

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  3. Great photos David. I'm anxious to hear the story.

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    1. Howard, I'm working on the story. Other things keep getting in the way but it WILL be done soon!!!

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  4. Beautiful sunset photo, the sky looms large over the reflective stream.

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    1. Thanks Iain! I almost didn't turn around to enjoy it because I was so focused on fishing my way upstream...so glad I turned around though!

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  5. Nothing like being outdoors in the fall and listening to the bugling elk all the time you are stalking a wild brown! Does it get any better?

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    1. Mel, I agree! I love this time of year and wish it could go on and on...I want to forget the frigid months ahead...

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