Sunday, June 8, 2014

Elk River Fishing

The Caney Fork- We just loaded the drift boat and came home from the Caney Fork and we had a great day. As a matter of fact we've been having those types of days over the past month. Yes there are a lot of kayaks, canoes as well as other types of watercraft, but even when fishing between the other folks the fish are agreeing. 

Dry/droppers are producing fish and if you read the last report I was talking about a new pattern that just might work on midging fish. There is still a little work to be done with this fly but as they say "so far so good".  I noticed the the fish are looking up and had several looks on large hoppers too, so keep that in mind.

The Elk River- The Elk continues to produce large numbers, with a a nice fish every now and then. Nymphs are "killin it" from the casting braces of the F/V Southeastern Fly. I worked with some folks this week and we focused on getting just the right drift. Mending and all that other stuff we preach is critical to getting that fly at just the right speed. One guest on the boat got his drift right and pulled a couple handfuls of fish from one small run.

I say this all the time but it rings true every time "get the bug moving the same speed as the water and the fish will respond". This cannot be expressed enough... So how about those hoppers? Right now the smaller the better and some terrestrials are working better than others. A lob-type cast will set those hoppers down hard and the reaction strikes will come. Maybe an ant would work a bit better right now though.

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