Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 5/22/2017

Fishing is good to excellent across the area. The Caney Fork River continues to shine on both high and low water. In the Smokies, strong hatches have been keeping fish looking up.

Yesterday, Blue-winged Olives hatched for hours during the light rain and drizzle. Fish were looking up but also took nymphs well. Streamers were moving some quality fish as well. The summer hatches are well under way now. Expect Golden and Little Yellow stoneflies and Isonychia (Slate Drake) mayflies. Light Cahills and Sulfurs have been around as well.

The Caney Fork River continues to fish anywhere from good to great on high water streamer floats. Anyone who wants to target trout with streamers will find this to be exciting fishing. Low water is becoming more and more likely, and if that trend continues we will see some great low water floats. The fish are hungry and we are going into some of the best fishing months on this fine tailwater.

Cumberland Plateau smallmouth streams are rounding into fine shape now. Rain will bump flows up again, but in between the fish are hungry and willing to hammer a fly! Musky floats are about over for the year unless we get more rain.


Photo of the Month: Shad Eating Rainbow

Photo of the Month: Shad Eating Rainbow

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Where Are You Fishing?

Fishing around middle and east Tennessee continues to be phenomenal.  The Smokies are really fishing well and the tailwaters are doing great also.  The Caney is fishing about as consistently as you can ever see.  However, I'm not fishing this weekend.  Yes, you read that correctly.  While everyone else is out enjoying the long weekend, I'm not getting out to fish.

That is because I hate crowds.  Fortunately, all of the reports I'm getting from people still indicate great fishing so I guess no one is suffering out there.

So, my question is "where are you fishing this weekend?" Since I'm not fishing I need some good fishing stories.  Help me out!

8 comments:

  1. Great fishing on the White River and North Fork river near Norfork, Arkansas this weekend - some crowds but not overhwhelimg - river levels are perfect not too hot yet! And this from a Colorado fly fisher visiting friends inArkansas.

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    1. I have yet to fish out in Arkansas but really need to do it one of these days and am hoping to make it back out to Colorado this summer or fall. Its looking like a good water year!

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  2. Coreb62 forgot to tell you that a lot of Colorado water (at least that I'm interested in) are in runoff or close to it. And I hate crowds also.

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    1. Howard, based on some of the pictures I've seen, it looks like you should be hitting the warm water stuff now.

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  3. Doing the smart thing, staying home.

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    1. It seems that everyone who knows much of anything is doing the same. Hope you are able to get out now that the crowds are hopefully all back home...

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  4. David
    I am doing the same thing as you staying home. I will be back on the water by the middle of week. Since I retired I never fish anymore on weekends. Tuesday and Thursday are my fishing days.

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    1. Bill, hope you are doing well on your bluegill quest. I had a couple of friends catching some big ones this evening...

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