In the streams of the Smoky Mountains the fish were eating nymphs as expected and would more than likely bust a streamer if presented just right. The water is a bit cold right now and I found a leak in my waders to confirm just how cold.
The Caney Fork: Center Hill Dam is blowing water into the Caney Fork. The forecast calls for "2 or more" throughout most of the morning hours and they are leaning towards "or more" for the majority of that time. There are some short windows of no generation too and if you decide to take advantage of those windows the fish are active.
The Elk River: Early morning pulses were pretty much normal over the past week and from the looks of the forecast they will continue. These pulses put water in the river and thus we can get the floats done before the sun goes down in the evening. The pulses also give our flies a better float and as the fish look upstream it gives them slightly less time to make a decision.
Right now the water on the freestones are at a good level and we can chase musky. Winter trout trips are upon us and the fish are eating nymphs as well as streamers. If you want to set up a trip just email or call/text 615-796-5143 to get a day on the Caney Fork, Elk, Holston or Clinch rivers.