Guided Trips

UPDATE: 11/30/2015 -- The spawn is mostly over and unfortunately we are facing high water for the next few days. Fishing will be difficult except with streamers from the bank. If you happen to see a big fish sitting out, try small streamers or nymphs and heavy tippet. Please avoid walking on and near the redds this time of year. The ability of the brown trout to successfully reproduce is essential to the future of the fishery. If you do not know what a redd looks like, avoid walking on the fine gravel (golfball and smaller) in riffles and the tailouts of pools. Fish that are paired up in these areas are probably spawning and are best left alone.

Caney Fork Fly Fishing Report: The Caney Fork will feature high water of two generator or greater flows for at least the next several days and probably longer. Streamers are the only possibility right now. Hard fishing and tired arms are the norm under these conditions. Some days will end with no fish but you also have the chance at the largest fish you have ever caught. Once flows come down a bit to one generator, the streamer fishing should be good. Good casting skills are a must. Contact me about a float trip if you want to enjoy this fishing at or call/text (931) 261-1884.

Cumberland Plateau Fishing Report: Smallmouth fishing is done for the year but musky fishing is just getting going. Last week, we moved 4 fish and had one eat from a solid 40"+ fish that came unbuttoned. High water will often be the norm through winter and we'll float in between when the flows stabilize and the water clears. Right now, flows are spiking up and look to stay elevated for several days at best. Stay tuned for more on this great fishing as we head deeper into the cold season. If you are interested in a guided musky float, check with me about what it entails.

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Photo of the Month: Brook Trout

Photo of the Month: Brook Trout

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Plenty of Water

The trout must be happy lately, and if not, I'm sure they will be all next summer.  That's because it has rained, and rained, and then rained some more.  All this cold water will translate into plenty of cool water for the tailwaters in another 6-8 months or at least we hope.  Of course there are a lot of factors that come into play but right now things are looking good.  Unfortunately the fishing will continue to be difficult on the tailwaters for the next couple of weeks at least and probably longer for the wade fisherman.

I spent a few days at Fall Creek Falls this week and was able to enjoy the highest falls east of the Mississippi (coming in at a little over 250 feet) under much higher flows than usual.  The spitting rain and fog made things difficult with the camera meaning I didn't shoot for very long.  A few shots are always better than none however and I was reasonably happy with the result. 

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