The high temperature today is 31 degrees with enough wind to help move that cold through many layers of dress. So today I am inside and catching up on the many off the water duties. But our trips to the river have been productive so far this winter season.
There is high water everywhere so we have been pulling streamers for over a month now. Anglers are booking trips and some days we are rescheduling due to water conditions. But, I wanted to take a moment and say thanks to those who have wanted to book trips only to have to shuffle plans because of the water conditions. The next few weeks look good as far as the weather goes and hopefully the tailwaters will get on a more normal routine.
The high water has meant we are pulling streamers. The right speed of the strip with the right pattern has been producing some pretty good results. Fly color has been important for trout and the lighter the color the better the chance of picking up a good fish. On the musky waters we have a couple color-patterns that have been producing most of our follows, fish-on and if everything goes right fish in the net.
This Winter a boat has been about the only good way to fish the tailwaters. For the anglers who have been getting on the water it has been a lesson in high water streamer techniques for sure. If you want to learn high water techniques, want a shot at some really nice fish and have the mental toughness to keep casting and stripping, then it looks like the next several weeks are a good time to get out there. Just give us a call, text or email and we will get a date on the calendar.
If you are a seasoned angler or have never picked up a fly rod and want to set up a day on the river e-mail or call/text 615-796-5143 to book a day on the water. For additional booking information see our Homepage and to see the latest fishing report click here.