Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Combat Fishing on the Caney

Believe it or not everyone doesn't come to the Caney Fork for the fishing. Anyone who has fished the Caney on a hot weekend knows the canoe hatch can be mindboggling. It is a slow moving river when the generation is off, which is perfect for drifting nymphs and very good for canoes.

We have spent many a days on the river waiting for canoes to pass or speeding up to beat them to the next hole, just in time to catch a fish or two, then rowing like crazy to the next hole. The Caney is public water, so after a while canoe hatches become part of the challenge. has put together a piece on lazy rivers and yep, the Caney is right in the mix for best floats. You can read the short article here.

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