Guided Trips

FISHING REPORT AND SYNOPSIS: 01/01/2017

Happy New Years!!! Fishing is going to be tough for a few days. The cold snap has everything icing over except for the tailwaters. If you must fish, stay safe and be prepared for the possibility of getting wet. The streams of the Smokies are almost pointless to fish right now. That said, the forecast suggests there may be some opportunity to fish in the mountains and find a little success starting next Sunday. Temperatures above freezing are what we are looking for here. Not good odds, mind you, but certainly better than being in the deep freeze.

Tailwaters are a bit more reliable through the winter months. Streamer action should be anywhere from average to good depending on the day. On low water on rivers such as the Clinch, throw midges and you should find some fish. The Caney is still quite a ways away from seeing low water so it will be a streamer game almost exclusively.

Photo of the Month: Smoky Mountains Winter Brown Trout

Photo of the Month: Smoky Mountains Winter Brown Trout
©2017 Leah Shulley

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Found Fly Rod on the Caney Fork

Last Friday, I was at the parking lot below the dam gearing up for a "Fishing the Caney Fork Seminar" that I was doing with the help of David Perry for the Fairfield Glade Fly Fishing club. A nearby gentleman who was also gearing up started asking around if anyone knew of someone who had recently lost a rod. It seems that in the recent past, he had been speaking with a fellow angler at the end of a day of fishing. Eventually they parted ways. As the other angler was driving off, his nice fly rod that had been on top of his truck clattered off onto the pavement. He didn't notice it so the guy I spoke with on Friday picked it up and currently has that rod. He would like to reunite it with its owner. If you or anyone you know of has lost a rod on the Caney Fork recently, please email me at TroutZoneAnglers@gmail.com and provide a bit of information, and I'll put you in touch with the gentleman who has the rod if it sounds like you are the right person. Thanks!

2 comments:

  1. David
    Losing a nice fly rod combo can ruin an outing for sure. I found a Temple Fork combo last year on the floor of the Sipsey Tailrace. I gave the combo to the fly shop located on the Sipsey and they finally found the owner, using their website. Hopefully the same thing will happen here with this fly rod. The Sipsey is fishing good at this time, we had some nice rainbow released about 3 weeks ago. Thanks for sharing

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  2. David
    Losing a nice fly rod combo can ruin an outing for sure. I found a Temple Fork combo last year on the floor of the Sipsey Tailrace. I gave the combo to the fly shop located on the Sipsey and they finally found the owner, using their website. Hopefully the same thing will happen here with this fly rod. The Sipsey is fishing good at this time, we had some nice rainbow released about 3 weeks ago. Thanks for sharing

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