The Elk River- With the big rain events, that have been spread out just right, we have been fishing more high water than ever. The fishing on high water can be hit or miss and getting the fly in exactly the right spot is critical to success. Proper mends in the right seams make for good presentation and that's what we work on...always. As we move into summer we will see lower flows. So far this year the Elk has been fishing good on low water. The normal Middle TN bugs have been working just fine to trick the fish and don't be surprised when a good holdover challenges your A-game.
The Caney Fork- This river reminds me of a saying I heard once. "Good fishery - Good fishermen". The Caney continues to give up some nice fish. Streamers on high water and nymphs/midges on low water. Anglers in the braces have been bringing plenty of nice fish to the net. Timing is everything on this river when the traffic is heavy, but we've stuck good numbers of fish in traffic. Also, believe it or not, we've been the only boat on the river several times too.
The Streamer Bite- This year the streamer fishing has been as good as I remember. And, well, it's lasting a little longer too. The hot color has been easy to spot, just look on about any tree limb it seems and you will see a streamer hanging out of it. But, the color may be starting to move a little darker on the the ole color wheel soon...The days are getting busy- It's been a little tougher to post the report like I want to post. However, I'm going to try to do better with this report. If you want to keep more "up to the minute" on what's happening on the river just follow Southeastern Fly on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. There seems to be something going on every other day or so.
The calendar is filling up with more days on the water. If you want to get on the river just call, text or email for the open dates! Until then thanks for stopping by the fishing report. Well gotta run and get an afternoon float in before the storms arrive. See you on the river.
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