Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 02/03/2018

The Smokies are fishing slow on most days although the potential for a big brown is always present this time of year. Most days are seeing water temperatures in the low 40s at best and usually colder. Occasional midges, BWOs, and winter stoneflies will provide some surface activity on the warmer afternoons. For the most part, however, this will be a nymphing or streamer game this time of year. If we get some higher water, hit the brown trout streams with your favorite streamers (remember single hook only in the Park) and hunt that one trophy. When you catch it, take a picture to remember the moment and let it go for the next angler to enjoy.

Tailwaters have been fishing very well as of late. Our favorite, the Caney Fork, continues to have opportunities for both wade and float trips. Windows for wading look to go down sometime in the near future, unfortunately. The forecast this week calls for some potentially heavier rain which will probably kick the generators back on for a while. The good news? That means the shad kill should be in full effect. The Clinch and Holston have also been fishing well. If you want to check any of these tailwaters out, contact me for info on guided trips.

Photo of the Month: Breaking Cabin Fever

Photo of the Month: Breaking Cabin Fever

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sporadic

Sporadic posts will continue, and as I'm enjoying my summer break I won't apologize too much.  I'm not a very good liar so making excuses will only go so far, and quite frankly I just haven't had the time.  The next two or three weeks will contain a lot more fishing however so I should have some good material for posts.

Also, the famed Trout Mobile has finally been retired. Okay, now that I hear your collective gasps from around the globe, I'm glad we have that little news item out of the way.  Having owned it for 10 years, I was a bit sad to see it go but the time had definitely come for some new wheels.  The old car took me many places that a stock jeep would have been scared to go (almost anyway).  At least in the short term, the new ride will be treated with utmost respect, unlike the old Trout Mobile as seen below overlooking the junction between the Gunnison and the North Fork of the Gunnison...


Tomorrow, I'm taking the new Trout Seeker on its maiden fishing trip.  Details to follow...

8 comments:

  1. I'm glad I'm not the only trout bum that prefers a car.
    Good luck with your new ride.

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    1. Thanks Brk Trt!!! The car always seems a bit more economical to me although when I graduate to owning a drift boat or raft I"ll have to find a truck probably...

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  2. I wouldn't know what to do with a fishing car. Although my first one was a Firebird. Four-wheeling never did work out well.

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    1. Howard, I don't know what to do with them either, but I have discovered plenty of things NOT to do...

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  3. New car rule #1. Take it out and run it through the bushes. That way you get the crying over right at the beginning. Looking forward to a picture of the "Trout Seeker".

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    1. Mark, this is actually one of the best suggestions I've had yet...although I am still debating whether I'll actually do it...

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  4. David
    I always pictured you as a pickup guy, but nothing wrong with a car to get you to your fishing spots. Looking forward to future post

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    1. Bill, I would love to have a truck but they are just a bit too expensive for me at this point. Some day...

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