Monday, May 27, 2013

Tennessee Fishing Report

Gotta Love the Brown Trout in May
The Caney Fork River- Center Hill Lake is in eternal draw down, that is the feeling I am getting anyway. But, if this year is anything like last year, when the lake hits the right level the Army Corps will turn the water all the way off.  That's just an observation and I don't know anyone who is sure what they will do. But we keep hoping the water turns off sooner than later.
Where the Boat Leaves From
With the Center Hill in eternal draw down streamers on sinking line is the best way to chase the fish in the Caney Fork. The water flow can be tough on both anglers and the person on the oars, the payoff can be big, real big. But be aware the goose egg is a reality as well.
A Usual Suspect
The Elk River- This river went from eternal generation to 100 CFS in a matter of one day. The fish took a couple days to get their wits about them and are now eating. We fished some hoppers the other day and had action along one short stretch. The rest of the river was entirely nymph fishing which is the usual for the Elk. 
The "Bearded Guy" with More Brown Trout Goodness
The Smoky Mountains National Park- The Park is fishing good right now. The fish are looking up and thus eating dries. Yellow, yellow, and more yellow is the color of choice. If it is early in the day and they aren't responding to the dry just drop a nymph off the dry and pick up fish down low. There aren't many types of angling that beat dries in the Park. 
We have started booking trips again and June is filling up already. Anglers can reach us by phone, email or text to get a good date on the Middle Tennessee rivers, as well as East Tennessee. 

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