Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 01/01/2017

Happy New Years!!! Fishing is going to be tough for a few days. The cold snap has everything icing over except for the tailwaters. If you must fish, stay safe and be prepared for the possibility of getting wet. The streams of the Smokies are almost pointless to fish right now. That said, the forecast suggests there may be some opportunity to fish in the mountains and find a little success starting next Sunday. Temperatures above freezing are what we are looking for here. Not good odds, mind you, but certainly better than being in the deep freeze.

Tailwaters are a bit more reliable through the winter months. Streamer action should be anywhere from average to good depending on the day. On low water on rivers such as the Clinch, throw midges and you should find some fish. The Caney is still quite a ways away from seeing low water so it will be a streamer game almost exclusively.

Photo of the Month: Smoky Mountains Winter Brown Trout

Photo of the Month: Smoky Mountains Winter Brown Trout
©2017 Leah Shulley

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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