Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 11/7/2019

Fall fishing is in full swing. The Clinch River has been fishing great if you want to hit a tailwater. The Smokies are fishing well most days but that could change soon. Forecast low temperatures by the middle of next week are in the mid teens!

The Smokies are up and down based on rain and cold fronts. When its on this can be some of the best fishing of the year. Fish will feed heavily as we approach the lean cold months of winter. Orange Elk Hair Caddis are catching fish as well as Pheasant Tail nymphs, Prince Nymphs, and some other things like caddis pupa patterns. Don't forget to have your Blue-winged Olive patterns this time of year.

On tailwaters like the Clinch, brown trout and some fall spawn rainbows are doing their thing. This is a good time to review good ethics when it comes to spawning trout. Remember that these are the next generation of trout and the best thing you can do is to leave them alone. Avoid wading through spawning areas and don't fish for obvious spawners.

The Caney is still not fishing well. This should change soon as we generally start to see some opportunity for streamer fishing in December and continuing through the winter. Next spring should bring good fishing again.

Photo of the Month: Fiery Flanks and Fins

Photo of the Month: Fiery Flanks and Fins

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. Anonymous12:55 PM

    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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