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...

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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