UPDATE: 5/24/2015 -- 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. High gradient streams in the mid and higher elevations will fish better because of the broken water but water temperatures are still acceptable all the way to the Park boundary on Little River. We could use some rain so keep praying, doing rain dances, or whatever it is you do to get the water flowing.
The Caney Fork continues to fish well. Conditions vary from good to great with some days being easier than others. On days that start out slow, a pattern change or two will keep the rods bent. 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.
Cumberland Plateau smallmouth fishing is definitely getting cranked up. Two weeks ago, I landed my new personal best smallie from a favorite local stream. 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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Photo of the Month: Spring Rainbow Trout
Monday, December 16, 2013
Still Some Left
After the recent arctic outbreak here in Colorado, I'm sure that most people don't want to be reminded of how good they could have it. You know, those nice fall days where the colors are peaking but the daytime temperatures are still reasonable...? Or maybe you will think of spring with its increasing BWO hatches and hungry trout. Anyway, whatever it is, I discovered I still have some fall pictures left, quite a lot of them actually. So here are a few more of my favorites from back in October.
The Flatirons after an early season snow shower
Nature's Canvass in the upper Crystal River Valley