Sunday, May 24, 2015

Tennessee Trout Fishing

Fishing has been good for several weeks. Fish are looking up a little more and parachute patterns have been the ticket if you find fish feeding. Nymphs are still bringing the numbers and size to the net. We have been getting  Alain came aboard the drifter the other day and we fished the entire float on nymphs without a pattern change. He had a big number day.
As soon as we found a break in traffic the fish started eating his fly. Alain dialed-in on a low flow with a slow drift and the fish couldn't stay away. Cast, mend, set, bring'em to the net. The fish were happy and at times the catch rate was very nice at times. Alain has been on the F/V Southeastern Fly several times so he knows the routine.
The trough truss bridge for the railroad was built in 1907. The railroad still runs trains over the bridge and along the river, although probably not as often as in the early 1900's. There are a couple holes around the pylon that sometimes will hold a fish, but the better holes are away from the pylon on most days.

Never know what you are going to see along the river
The low water presents its own challenges. With more anglers on the river right now getting a god spot can be difficult. Getting on the floats at the right time require a little flexibility. Slowing down and speeding up to be in the right position at the right time is a premium. Being ready to cast at the right time, line management and the right mend brings the catch rates up. 
We are booking into June now with a few dates on the schedule for July. Both rivers are producing and we are starting early on most dates and going late when the generation dictates. We will be moving into some better hatches in the next month or so.
To see the latest fishing report click here and for more booking information see our Homepage.  If you are a seasoned angler or have never picked up a fly rod and want to set up a day on the river just email or call/text 615-796-5143 to book a day on the water.

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