...the answer to that question is, nope. They are starting to emerge from the deeper holes, and deep runs and, wherever else they stay throughout the winter months. They are out but not in full-force, not yet anyway.
With the tailwaters still flowing heavy, we have been on the warmwater streams looking for musky and finding some. And we've been hunting for smallmouth when we get board with the toothy critters. Just about the time angler's think nothing is going to happen, the action will start.
What are they eating? Well that's the question we ask ourselves each and every day. Rest assured the fish are eating everything but dry flies. The smallies are certainly going for slowly fished streamers and large-drifted nymphs. They have been hanging in the best looking trout water these Middle TN. warmwater streams can give us. If it looks like a place a trout would be holding, we have been pulling out smallies, because there aren't any trout in these rivers. It's strangely familiar fishing that will yield some surprising results for some anglers.
Open dates are filling up quickly. So if you are ready to book a trip, then now is a good time to get your name on the calendar. If you haven't been out because of all the water and just need a little info, we don't mind helping with that either.
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.