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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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What is the Craziest Thing You Have Caught While Fishing?

Help me out! I am working on an article on the question above. What is the craziest thing you have caught while fishing?

If you happen to have photographs that you would be willing for me to use, please let me know by emailing me at TroutZoneAnglers@gmail.com. This is for a freelance article I'm working on so only offer images if you are okay with them being used for that purpose (commercially). Thank you!

5 comments:

  1. That ought to end up pretty interesting.

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  2. A crocodile in 1969, which was immediately donated to the local Zoo (Riber Zoo) and kindly collected by a nice young lady from their reptile department, who confirmed it was a crocodile and not an alligator etc...

    It took a Matuka style fly (Ace of Spades) on a size 8 longshank Mustad hook and it weighed just over 8lbs. It was thought to have been originally bought as a little pet by someone thinking how nice it was and, when it got too big to play with anymore, was dumped in the local river system, from which it made its journey, hunting and feeding itself on the way. It is horrible to see such wild animals out of their natural surroundings, indeed out of their natural continent, never mind out of their natural country. To bring baby crocodiles to England and sell them as pets was a stupid, careless thing to do. Riber Zoo closed down some years ago, I wonder what happened to all its PRISONERS...

    RR

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    1. Now that's a good fishing story! Too bad about the people dumping them in the river though.

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  3. Not sure I can really say I caught this. I was fishing in the Sierra's and got my line caught in a tree. I snapped the line and my left over hook and salmon egg was dangling over the water from the over hanging tree. I went to go to another spot when all of a sudden I heard this blood curdling screeching sound. I ran back over to my previous spot and there hanging from my line was a bat. It had hooked itself by eating the salmon egg. What was even stranger was that this was in the middle of the day.

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