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

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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