Guided Trips


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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Now on Facebook

Somewhat reluctantly, the Trout Zone is now on Facebook.  Yesterday evening I was informed by my cousin Nathan (fish catchin' magician occasionally featured here at the Trout Zone both for his fishing skills and photography) that he had set up a Facebook page for my blog and set me as an administrator. I have been contemplating this for some time but have not taken the plunge so to speak.  Anyway, you can now find my blog on Facebook.  Please spread the word and stop by and say hello. Thanks!!!


  1. As I mentioned on FB, you'll regret the decision. A Facebook page takes a lot more babysitting than a blog does. That being said, I have 162 people on my blog and 380 on Facebook. So I guess I won't complain.

    1. Howard, since he started it for me, I may make my cousin take care of the page. I'm not sure if all the babysitting sounds very appealing...



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