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

Friday, March 01, 2013

Update on Tennessee Tailwater Closings

My buddy David Perry over at Southeastern Fly just posted an update on the Tennessee tailwater situation.  Apparently Senator Lamar Alexander has introduced legislation to block those closings.  Head over to Southeastern Fly and watch the video for more on this!

5 comments:

  1. David
    I stop by David's blog quite often, I will take a look. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill, this is particularly important to anyone who fishes the TN tailwaters so glad you are checking it out!

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  2. David, sorry buddy I thought it would be video of some beautiful water. When I opened it and saw politician I couldn't go there. I'll wait for your report.

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    1. Haha, no worries and I don't blame you. Politicians annoy me to no end as well, especially lately...

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  3. Thanks for the link David. Sounds reasonable and hope it gets resolved.

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