Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 06/01/2018

Heavy rains the last couple of days means we will see high water on the tailwaters for the next week or two. Fishing in the Smokies is good to excellent though. That trend will continue as long as we keep getting rain. Brook trout fishing has been quite exceptional so far this year. Lower to mid elevation streams are still fishing well because of the increased flows due to the rainfall. Smallmouth bass streams on the Cumberland Plateau are a bit high but should be fishable again in the next few days.

Photo of the Month: Clinch River Memory

Photo of the Month: Clinch River Memory

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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