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FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 8/13/2017

Fishing is good to excellent across the area. Caney Fork floats are happening either early or late, and in the Smokies we are fishing the high elevations to beat the heat.

Terrestrials are now a strong producer no matter where you fish. Beetle fishing has been good this summer. There are still fish ready to slam a beetle or hopper. In the mountains I prefer a beetle or ant while on the tailwaters I lean towards a hopper or beetle although ants work well there also. Hike in fishing on the brook trout streams is still good right now although flows are low enough that you need to focus on stealth.

On the Caney Fork, the great sight fishing opportunities of summer are in full gear. Daily midge fishing to big trout is a possibility. Night times can produce some exciting fishing on streamers or even mouse patterns. Just be careful out there when its dark. The river is unforgiving even in the daylight.

Smallmouth bass fishing has been good to great. Fish are looking up as usual for this time of year. When they don't want to hit flies on top, crawdad or baitfish patterns will work.

Photo of the Month: Night Time Hog

Photo of the Month: Night Time Hog

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

When Eagles Steal Fish...

6 comments:

  1. The odds of you catching that on video must be huge. I'd play Power Ball right away.

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    1. I've heard of this happening and think it would be amazing to catch like this but as you say, the odds have to be astronomical...

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  2. The "Spirit In The Sky" never ceases to amaze me.

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    1. Yep, birds are interesting in general but eagles are something special!

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  3. I have been having more and more eagle fly bys over hooked fish lately. I usually give the fish slack and let them dive. Once I had a rainbow jump at the wrong time and the result was like your experience. Its crazy for a few moments.

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    1. Fred, I should have been clear but this was not my own video. Pretty amazing that you have experienced this as well though. I have fished "with" eagles before though and they always show me up. One day, in the midst of a good skunking, I had an eagle carry off a 24"+ trout. Pretty impressive to watch...

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