The Caney Fork River- The water color on the Caney Fork continues to improve. When the release is stopped the water begins to clear and continues to clear until the next round of generation. The browns, rainbows and brook trout are beginning to take streamers during the release. This is good news for anglers who prefer to deliver the groceries. The window of really good streamer fishing is short. Start throwing the big stuff about 30 minutes after the water starts to rise and continue for about an hour after the release is begins to slow. Obviously the times are different for different sections of the river. The sluice water is now releasing at 60 degrees and on sunny days it warms to 62 a couple hours later. After the water levels out nymphs, both big and small, have been working pretty good as well.
|The Progression of the Sluice Release|
The next couple days of rain will muddy the water on the Elk, but hopefully it will be clearing before the weekend. If TVA can give relief this weekend fish will be caught on the usual patterns and they will still be holding in the usual spots.
|This Little Brown Got Real Aggressive on a Good Sized Streamer|
|The Brookies are Still in Full Colors|
|Getting Ready for Winter|
We are going to have a few open dates over the next few weeks. This time of year means the potential of large fish as they begin to fatten up for Winter. The rainbows are aggressive right now and the browns are trying get back into fighting shape as they come off the spawn. We are going to do the 3/4 day trips, due to shorter daylight. If you are an angler who is looking for a good early Winter trip, now may be the time to give s a call and try for a potential fish of a lifetime.