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

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Scouting Up High

Last weekend I hiked in to Brainard Lake with friends.  The main goal of the trip was just to relax and enjoy some time outside but of course I brought along the camera.  I was pleasantly surprised to discover that South St. Vrain Creek was flowing and while the banks were still mostly buried in snow, the stream was definitely fishable.  It won't be long now before runoff really gets started but currently there is a good window to fish the local creeks.  I'm wondering if the fish up high might be hungry after a winter locked under the ice.  Then again, I'm not sure I want to lug gear through the snow drifts to find out when more accessible water is fishing so well...

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