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FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 5/22/2017

Fishing is good to excellent across the area. The Caney Fork River continues to shine on both high and low water. In the Smokies, strong hatches have been keeping fish looking up.

Yesterday, Blue-winged Olives hatched for hours during the light rain and drizzle. Fish were looking up but also took nymphs well. Streamers were moving some quality fish as well. The summer hatches are well under way now. Expect Golden and Little Yellow stoneflies and Isonychia (Slate Drake) mayflies. Light Cahills and Sulfurs have been around as well.

The Caney Fork River continues to fish anywhere from good to great on high water streamer floats. Anyone who wants to target trout with streamers will find this to be exciting fishing. Low water is becoming more and more likely, and if that trend continues we will see some great low water floats. The fish are hungry and we are going into some of the best fishing months on this fine tailwater.

Cumberland Plateau smallmouth streams are rounding into fine shape now. Rain will bump flows up again, but in between the fish are hungry and willing to hammer a fly! Musky floats are about over for the year unless we get more rain.


Photo of the Month: Shad Eating Rainbow

Photo of the Month: Shad Eating Rainbow

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.

As always, help me out by sharing these articles via your social media using the share buttons at the beginning of the articles and much thanks!

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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