Monday, March 8, 2010

Caney Fork Fishing

We got out on clear afternoon! Anthony..... David and I went to the Caney Fork River below Center Hill Dam and finally found some fish that were willing to cooperate. We started off with streamers and began to see a few flashes as well as a couple strikes here and there.

Anthony Working a Streamer

We went through the color chart and finally David found the right color combination. After David boated a couple fish, Anthony was quick to change to the magic color. I have to admit when it was my turn to fish, I had the right color on the line and quickly picked up a brown of my own.
TWRA Was Around to Check Out Some Folks
The new regulations took effect on March 1,2010. This should help to grow the fish to hold-over stages and should allow more fish to survive to good size. Trophy fish are not out of the question within the next two years, if the water improves.
A Healthy Rainbow with a Full Belly
We picked up browns and rainbows, but the water was a little high for most of the trip and we did not find the brook trout. The rainbows also went for streamers, which made us wonder if they are still keyed in on the shad kill that has been happening since a few weeks back. But, we didn't see a shad on this trip.
Nymphs Were Working Too

We fished nymphs toward the evening when we began to see fish rise. The nymphs had to be placed in just the right spot and within sight of the fish. The fish were not moving long distances for a meal. Water clarity continues to be an issue on the Caney, so an accurate cast is critical to success with a dead-drifted nymph.

David With a Nice Caney Fork Brown Trout

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