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FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 8/13/2017

Fishing is good to excellent across the area. Caney Fork floats are happening either early or late, and in the Smokies we are fishing the high elevations to beat the heat.

Terrestrials are now a strong producer no matter where you fish. Beetle fishing has been good this summer. There are still fish ready to slam a beetle or hopper. In the mountains I prefer a beetle or ant while on the tailwaters I lean towards a hopper or beetle although ants work well there also. Hike in fishing on the brook trout streams is still good right now although flows are low enough that you need to focus on stealth.

On the Caney Fork, the great sight fishing opportunities of summer are in full gear. Daily midge fishing to big trout is a possibility. Night times can produce some exciting fishing on streamers or even mouse patterns. Just be careful out there when its dark. The river is unforgiving even in the daylight.

Smallmouth bass fishing has been good to great. Fish are looking up as usual for this time of year. When they don't want to hit flies on top, crawdad or baitfish patterns will work.

Photo of the Month: Night Time Hog

Photo of the Month: Night Time Hog

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Great Video For This Dreary Tuesday

Okay, maybe this Tuesday is not dreary where you are at, but it is here on the Cumberland Plateau. I've been dreaming about going fishing ever since the epic ice storm hit but so far have not gotten out. I may swing by the local pond for a few minutes this afternoon if the rain holds off just to occupy myself and see if any crappie are out and about yet, but I'm not holding my breath. It has simply been too cold lately and the water will take some time to warm up.

Anyway, here are a couple of great short films to entertain you on this Tuesday. The first is a short film on fly fishing for brown trout that highlights the creative process. It is from Dave and Amelia Jensen so you know it will be good.

The second video is from the nice warm saltwater flats and highlights the pursuit of permit on the fly rod. If it has been as cold lately where you live as it has been here at my house, this is probably just the thing you need to help you warm up. On the other hand it might increase your cabin fever exponentially to potentially lethal levels so viewer discretion is advised.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the videos David. It's still dreary here in Colorado and snowing again while I write this.

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