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

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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