Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 11/7/2019

Fall fishing is in full swing. The Clinch River has been fishing great if you want to hit a tailwater. The Smokies are fishing well most days but that could change soon. Forecast low temperatures by the middle of next week are in the mid teens!

The Smokies are up and down based on rain and cold fronts. When its on this can be some of the best fishing of the year. Fish will feed heavily as we approach the lean cold months of winter. Orange Elk Hair Caddis are catching fish as well as Pheasant Tail nymphs, Prince Nymphs, and some other things like caddis pupa patterns. Don't forget to have your Blue-winged Olive patterns this time of year.

On tailwaters like the Clinch, brown trout and some fall spawn rainbows are doing their thing. This is a good time to review good ethics when it comes to spawning trout. Remember that these are the next generation of trout and the best thing you can do is to leave them alone. Avoid wading through spawning areas and don't fish for obvious spawners.

The Caney is still not fishing well. This should change soon as we generally start to see some opportunity for streamer fishing in December and continuing through the winter. Next spring should bring good fishing again.

Photo of the Month: Fiery Flanks and Fins

Photo of the Month: Fiery Flanks and Fins

Monday, January 12, 2015

Icy Cold

Here on the Cumberland Plateau, we don't get as much winter as I experienced when I lived in Colorado, and I'll admit that I miss it sometimes. Recently, we did get the cold portion of winter, but unfortunately the best we could do for snow was a very light dusting. The cold temperatures did produce some beautiful ice formations however. Here are some pictures from my favorite quick woods getaway near home. Before looking at all of them, you may want to compare the scenes with my recent trip that didn't include ice...












8 comments:

  1. Lots of ice. But you still have some wonderful open water.
    Great photos.

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    1. Yes, we are definitely fortunate that things really never completely freeze up around here!

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  2. Beautiful pictures David. Colorado misses you, it's cold and snowing.

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    1. Howard, you can send some of that snow my way. After a promising start to our winter, I'm starting to think it will be a year that is light on the snow side of things. I guess I'll just have to come back to Colorado to enjoy a real winter.

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  3. Icy for sure, but, I really like the looks of some of that open water, too. I would be swimming something down on the bottom of some that water.

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    1. Mel, I like how you think. I need to get out and drown some flies!

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  4. David
    Awesome pictures, but spring is more on mind these days. thanks for sharing

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  5. Bill, it will be here before we know it with hatching bugs and rising trout.

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