Sunday, February 26, 2017

Caney Fork Fishing Report

The Caney Fork- Generation and the water levels on the Caney have been either way up or way down. The Army Corps is releasing 2 generators worth of Center Hill's water most days during the week. Sinking lines are the flavor of choice and white has been the color. Boat control and line speed have been the ticket to producing some good fish. There are not huge numbers but there is some quality fish coming to the net.
It's been a while but the other day a train came rolling through the Crossover and we were in the right place at the right time.  The train had passenger cars with some people aboard who seemed to be enjoying their time passing through the backwoods, off the beaten path. We enjoyed seeing the train pass along the bluff and then slow to turn the corner in the river, presumably so there would be no drinks spilled.
The brook trout have made an appearance on the Caney again. They are out there and showing up in force. When angler's have found one they have found two, three and sometimes many more than that. These fish are small but entertaining. Most of the fish are in pretty good shape with decent color and as can be seen in the photo below, some will be nice when they grow into their tails. 
Low water nymphing and midge fishing have both been productive in most sections of the river.  Sometimes angler's will go through a drought without action, however fish can be caught in most sections. On windy days it can be real tough to get a natural presentation, so seek out the calmest water with the best flow to get the desired results.
The water in the lake has cleared up and the visibility in the river is nice right now. The only thing that has negatively affected the clear water is heavy rain. Muddy water from the creeks can stain the river on the edges. Browns have been lining up for ambush possibilities. Don't miss an opportunity to fish the seam of clear and stained water.

There is a report from the Caney that hopefully gives anglers some information that can be useful. The float trip calendar is filling and the trips on the river, so far, this year have been good. Even with this crazy winter or should we say non-winter this has been a good year to be out there.  

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.

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