UPDATE: 5/14/2015 -- Streams in the Smokies are getting lower with the recent lack of rainfall. Dry/dropper rigs are accounting for a lot of fish, especially on the dropper. Yesterday was a great day with lots of rainbows and brookies and even a few browns. Fish were taking both flies but showed a preference for my favorite caddis pupa dropper.
The Caney Fork continues to fish well. On a half day trip this past Tuesday, a brand new angler had a 40 fish day with some nice sized holdovers in the mix including a few browns. Contact me about a float trip if you want to get in on this great fishing at TroutZoneAnglers@gmail.com or call/text (931) 261-1884. With the holiday weekend and summer coming up, expect the fishing pressure to steadily increase on this river so get out and enjoy it while you can.
Smallmouth are turning on as well now. Last Sunday, I landed my personal best smallmouth on one of my favorite local creeks. This fishing will only improve. Isonychias are hatching on the smallie streams here on the Plateau and Golden Stoneflies should be just around the corner. Over the next few weeks, the streams will transition to great surface terrestrial and popper fishing.
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Sunday, March 11, 2012
Another epic visit to the Florida Everglades is now history. The trip was a lot of fun for many reasons including the paddling, lots of wildlife, and yes, even a little fishing. Things like camping on the beach were definitely a huge plus as well. I have well over 10 gigabytes of just my own pictures and video to go over, not to mention similar quantities from my friends as well. Over the next few days I'll be posting pictures, stories, and other tidbits from the trip.
In the meantime, spring appears to be in full swing here in Tennessee. That means I have lots of tying and fishing to do. Today I'm heading out for a little while to check on a local bluegill spot. Check back often over the next serveral days as I provide lots of updates...
Posted by David Knapp at 11:47 AM