Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 08/16/2019

Fishing has slowed down in some places and heated up in others. Smallmouth bass fishing on the streams of the Cumberland Plateau has been good to excellent while the tailwaters have slowed down somewhat.

In the Smokies, streams are getting low and warm. Stick with mid and high elevation streams for now until we get some rain and cooler weather. Right now it looks like this will probably last until the end of the month although we do have some rain forecast next week. Let's hope that happens! A variety of bugs are working here, but lean heavily on your terrestrial box.

The Caney Fork in particular has been tough the last few days. A combination of factors has been hard on the river including striped bass which eat a tremendous number of trout. Overall fishing pressure has also contributed to tough fishing. Those fish have become educated!!! Think small on your midges and you should at least find a few trout.

The Clinch seems to be in the middle of the annual late summer drawdown of Norris Lake. High water will be the norm here for the next few weeks. If you don't have a boat, then don't bother.

Fall fishing is not far off. The Clinch should fish well unless we have a wet fall. Sometime between mid October and early November, we should see flows start to come down. The Smokies are my personal favorite for fall fishing. The fish will be hungry and maybe even looking up!

Photo of the Month: Guide Trip Fish of the Year? Maybe...

Photo of the Month: Guide Trip Fish of the Year? Maybe...

Friday, June 21, 2013

A Clue

Here is a clue as to where we fished yesterday.  Any guesses as to where this is at?  Be specific!!!  I will send 6 of yesterday's hot fly to the first person to correctly identify the exact location.  Guess away!!!


14 comments:

  1. Abrams Creek, GSMNP

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  2. Not fair. Having never been to North Carolina or Tennessee how would one know it was GSMNP??

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    1. Mark, a good point so I guess I'll recommend you visit the Smokies! In all seriousness though, stay tuned for more. This particular contest is admittedly geared towards my southeast US friends, but I'll have some more contests coming over the next few months that will be suitable for everyone who wants to participate...

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  3. I don't know which stream that is but I heard the theme to Deliverance while I was reading this. I'm just going to back away slowly.

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  4. Cataloochee Creek GSMNP

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  5. All good guesses thus far but none are correct. Also, I'm hoping for a correct answer that is a bit more specific than just a stream name...

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  6. Little river above Huskey Gap.

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    1. Hans, you are getting warm. Can you be any more specific?

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  7. I know I have fished there, and I believe I have it narrowed down to one of two locations. I am going to sort thru some old pics and see if I can find it... I will post again soon.

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    1. Travis, you are getting close I'm sure let's hear what you think...

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  8. The way the creek is curving doesn't match up, It's either the bridge crossing Fish Camp Prong at the Goshen Prong trailhead or it's on the mainstream up towards camp site 24. I am leaning towards Goshen Prong trailhead though.

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    1. Hans, your second guess is the correct one. I'm going to give this contest to you based off of your original guess because it was pretty close. It is the bridge immediately below #24 looking downstream while standing in the creek. Shoot me an email with your address, and I'll get the flies out to you sometime next week. I'm on the road now so it won't be before then...

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  9. Thanks for the flies, they came in a while ago. Very nice indeed!

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    1. Glad the flies arrived Hans! I hope they are as kind to you as they have been for me...

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