Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 01/17/2019

Colder weather lately has slowed things down a touch in the Smokies. Thankfully, however, the streams haven't really dropped below 40 degrees so there are always some fish to be found. With a big rain event forecast for this weekend followed by sharply colder temperatures, get out and fish sooner rather than later. Nymphs or streamers are the name of the game this time of year.

On the tailwaters, we are dealing with massive amounts of water That said, while lots of rain this weekend may set us further back, there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. The overall trend over the next 1-3 months is for drier conditions which should allow flows to stabilize and at least allow us to get some float trips in.

Musky fishing has been decent as of late. Flows are generally just about perfect on our favorite musky rivers. With cold weather ahead, this is something we'll probably be doing more of...

Photo of the Month: Cold Weather Jaws

Photo of the Month: Cold Weather Jaws

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Chasing Golden Trout in the High Sierra

One of my dream trips is backpacking in the high Sierra Nevada mountains of California in pursuit of not only golden trout, but also a true wilderness experience in a habitat unlike any other that I have enjoyed yet. This video is of an epic backpacking trip high into the mountains in pursuit of golden trout. I hope it inspires you as much as it did me!

These other recent posts on the Trout Zone may interest you as well!


8 comments:

  1. The Golden awaits you. Personally I'd wait until summer.

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    1. Mark, I think I'll take your advise. Based on the stories of winter in the Sierras, I think I'll wait until some of the snow melts also.

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  2. I love that video! I've probably watched it ten times since I found it last year. What an epic experience that must be.

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    1. I just wish that I didn't have to drive clear across the country to go enjoy those mountains. I've been in the area a few times but have never backpacked out there. I guess it is just a good excuse to go back again!

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  3. I did it back in the day. It's one of the best memories I have. I didn't go far just several section of the John Muir different years. The scenery is awesome.

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  4. Here's my post about hiking part of it.
    http://featherchucker.blogspot.com/2011/08/day-hike.html

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    1. Thanks for the link Kevin. That sounds like an awesome trip! To bad about the pictures that were lost but at least you have a great memory.

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    2. I will always remember how the fish looked in my mind.

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