Sunday, March 28, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
The Caney Fork River is getting back to good fishing. The brief taste of spring brought nice weather as well as rising and fighting fish. Dan, Anthony and I got out for a good float and observed some very nice fish! The water clarity was about 3' or so, as measured with the rod. When the pulse hit the clarity went down considerably, but that is to be expected.
We started out the day throwing big streamers...come to think of it...we finished the day that way too. But, in between we tried a few nymph patterns, also we tried just sitting in the drifter and being lazy in the sun. I thought I was going to be the most lazy and talked the guys into just anchoring up in the middle of the river. There I sat in the back of the drifter soaking up the sun, while Dan tried different patterns for rising fish. The sun overtook Anthony and I swear he dozed off. I think Anthony may have won the most relaxed award.
We spotted another bald eagle, which is becoming a regular on the trips to the river. Although the eagles (not the band, the bird of prey) don't seem to do anything out of the ordinary, they are still amazing. They soar in the air currents that comes off the bluffs around the river and are truly something spacial.
Dan Caught this Fish on a Fly His Father Tied
We finished up our day fishing topwater. We did not have much luck on top, but the weather seemed to fit perfectly with this style of fishing. Spring is coming! And, the water is the place to be. There were several reports of other nice fish caught on the river, the Elk is cranking up and the Obey is fishing well too. This is one of my favorite times of the year to get out, especially after this long, cold winter!
Getting out on the river is a great cure for Cabin Fever. The rivers in Middle Tennessee are fishing good and now is time to get out before the rivers get too crowded. Give us a call or send us an email to book your guided drift boat trip.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Southeastern Fly Podcast Episode 2- Dan's Fish to Catch Before the End of this Podcast or Before I Die
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
The First of Many Offerings
Waiting on the shuttle is a good opportunity to rig up the rods, sort through flies and hopefully, time permitting, to fish. The catching is not always the best at the ramp, but the casting and mending is a good tune-up for the day ahead.
While we were waiting on the shuttle I was watching a fish feed across from the ramp. This fish was set up just off the bank, on a ledge of rocks and the best news was, this fish was hungry. It was just out of casting distance, from the ramp and the pier. When we shoved off, this fish was our first of many targets. When we crossed the river, I was ready with a healthy streamer that looked like a good meal for a hungry trout. I dropped the streamer just off the bank and stripped across the rocks. The fish came from just off the ledge and chased the streamer for a short distance. Then the fish came around to taste the fly and ate it, head first.
Clear Flat Water
Monday, March 8, 2010
We went through the color chart and finally David found the right color combination. After David boated a couple fish, Anthony was quick to change to the magic color. I have to admit when it was my turn to fish, I had the right color on the line and quickly picked up a brown of my own.
We fished nymphs toward the evening when we began to see fish rise. The nymphs had to be placed in just the right spot and within sight of the fish. The fish were not moving long distances for a meal. Water clarity continues to be an issue on the Caney, so an accurate cast is critical to success with a dead-drifted nymph.
To book your trip on the Caney Fork River or the Elk River call 615.796.5143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org