Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 01/17/2019

Colder weather lately has slowed things down a touch in the Smokies. Thankfully, however, the streams haven't really dropped below 40 degrees so there are always some fish to be found. With a big rain event forecast for this weekend followed by sharply colder temperatures, get out and fish sooner rather than later. Nymphs or streamers are the name of the game this time of year.

On the tailwaters, we are dealing with massive amounts of water That said, while lots of rain this weekend may set us further back, there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. The overall trend over the next 1-3 months is for drier conditions which should allow flows to stabilize and at least allow us to get some float trips in.

Musky fishing has been decent as of late. Flows are generally just about perfect on our favorite musky rivers. With cold weather ahead, this is something we'll probably be doing more of...

Photo of the Month: Cold Weather Jaws

Photo of the Month: Cold Weather Jaws

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Way Behind

I'm behind in a lot of important things I need to get done such as blogging.  I have a few fishing reports, lots of shots of the fall colors, and even some pictures of the early season snow we have started to get out here.  I'll slowly get caught up but until then, here's a shot I took last week.  Several pictures were taken and each has its own merits, but this one is interesting because my reflection shows up in each little water droplet.


In addition, I'm always a big fan of different perspectives.  The "looking straight down" shot is pretty easy.  Getting this next one took a couple more tries as I had to hold and aim the camera close to the ground without getting a good look through the viewfinder.  The texture of the leaf is being refracted through the drop leaving the drop with the some textured appearance as the leaf.  


I'll be sharing a lot more pictures and stories soon.  In the meantime, I'm off to catch up on more important things like grading...ah the life of a teacher.  

10 comments:

  1. David
    I am still in the learning to take pictures like those. Both images are exceptional and not as easy as it looks to capture that type image. What type camera are you using? Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Bill. I shoot a Canon T2i DSLR but am also fortunate to have a steady hand. A tripod helps as well...

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  2. If I see this correctly, your reflection is in a couple of the drops in the top picture. Adds something, don't you think.

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    1. Yep, you are seeing correctly. In fact, the reflection is in every water drop, but most of them are too small to see without the original hi-res version. I thought it was pretty cool...

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  3. Dave, amazing pics! Life always has a way of getting in the way of the things we want to do. Nice post and look forward to your future posts.

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    1. Thanks! It's amazing how things can get in the way of perfectly good fishing...

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  4. Great photos David! Yes, sometimes life gets in the way. By the way, I ordered some flies from Fishingflybox. The flies were great and you certainly can't beat the price.

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    1. Howard, thanks for stopping by! That's an interesting website for flies with really good prices. I tie 99.9% of my own flies but if I'm ever in a crunch to get flies I'll definitely be using them!

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