Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 09/04/2019

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 for another week 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. Yellow Stimulators in particular have also been good lately.

The Caney Fork continues to produce a few fish here and there. Stripers are still thick in the river which isn't helping the trout at all. As long as things stay dry, this will be a viable option. There are a few large fish present if you know where to look. Yesterday's big fish was a 21.5" rainbow caught while sight fishing. Don't expect that every day, but if you're prepared to put in your time, there are good fish to be caught (and released!!!).

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 except, possibly, during early mornings. Weekends are offering some morning windows but crowds will generally be thick as well.

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 for the Smokies

Photo of the Month: Guide Trip Fish of the Year for the Smokies

Monday, June 10, 2013

Along the Road

Long distance trips do not have to be all misery.  Sometimes the little things along the way are what make the trip.  By a small country road in Oklahoma, I found Indian Blanket growing in profusion.  This is the season for wildflowers!!!


8 comments:

  1. Tis the season for wild flowers for sure.

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    1. I always love this time of year. Its nice to get it in TN now and know that the high country wild flowers will just be getting started when I get back home to CO.

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  2. I never tire of such beauty.

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  3. One of my favorite wildflowers!

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    1. Howard, I'm not sure I have any favorites as I like them all, but if I had to choose this one would be high on my list too.

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  4. Anonymous7:53 PM

    It is great to focus on the beauty of nature and all that it brings us.

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    1. Mel, I agree completely. I think we would all be better off if we slowed down and noticed such things a little more...

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