Monday, April 16, 2018

Caney Fork River Report

Before we start with the reports from the river, it seems the weather is the real story. As this report is written we just finished receiving over 2" of rain. The temperature this morning was 30-something degrees and the sky was spitting snow. With all the rain and the big releases we could use some more cool weather to give us some cold water. That cold water will be extremely useful toward the end of the summer. My guess is that this will all work out in the long run...
The Caney Fork River- We were able to sneak some trips to the river before and after the last big rain event. The water has been high for the most part and a little stained too. At this time, Great Falls is dumping 25,000+ CFS into Center Hill, so, I would expect some high flows for the foreseeable future.

The water has been high and off-color, but the fish have cooperative. We haven't floated a nymph on this river since I can't remember when. Streamers on sinking lines, launched from the casting braces have been the most productive. 
One of the best parts of winter fishing, for me anyway, is a chance to catch skipjack. They aren't the classic game fish or anything like that, but they are good old-fashion fun. Also, they are a good warm-up for everything else.
The Elk River- We have been on the Elk and this river continues to produce good numbers of fish as well as the occasional nice brown. The water is clear unless the rain comes just before a trip. If the water is stained and low the conditions for catching can be tough. If everything is just right can be a really nice day. 

If you have never done any technical nymphing, and yes there is such a thing, this is the place to learn. There are many different water types and several different techniques to learn on these floats. This is a technical but relaxing river.

We are booking trips into May on each of the Middle Tennessee rivers with a few April dates left. There are many ways to follow the action from the river. If you aren't following us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, all are worth a "like or follow". 

Also, every Tuesday evening there is Southeastern Fly on Facebook Live. This program gives even more up to date info on local waters as well as other fishing reports from around the southeast. There are also some other things such as polls to vote for your favorite flies, fishing partners, and various other things. It seems there are several things going on to help keep everyone in the loop.
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.

No comments:

Post a Comment