Saturday, September 14, 2019

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Fall Fishing in Middle Tennessee

Throughout the southeast August was made of humidity, the local county fair, and people seeking A/C. For us, August was made of mornings where the fog fended-off the sun, dew on spider webs in the branches of overhanging trees and lunch that was a time to gather in the shadiest places along the river banks. Along with all that, the anglers caught rainbows, brookies and brown trout.
We fished nymphs a lot and we caught good numbers of fish on each trip. As we floated down the river the anglers in the boat were treated to some nice fish too. 

We fished some foam along the way with nice fish coming to the top and eating just the right pattern. But that's been the exception and not the rule. The foam has produced in the right types of water. Water that is just the right depth to get just the right clarity for bugs that seemingly drop from the sky.
Southeastern Fly- The Angler's Influence Podcast was released in August and Mark Brown of Chota is the guest on that episode. Mark gives us a different way to look at water. Mark comes from a white water kayak paddling background and he sees water differently. Mark also provides a couple resources that can help all of us with getting just the right drift. 

The podcast has been a fun way to pass the time when I am not sitting behind the oars. The folk we have interviewed always bring something that not only tells their story but also offers the listener a technique they can take to the river. You can listen to the episode here or anywhere you listen to podcasts. If you listen it would be great if you could give us a 5 star rating and any positive comments are always welcomed.

Our redfish trip to the marsh was planned in August. This trip gives the group going with us something to look forward to in December. 

But that was August and we are now into September. Already we've boated good numbers of fish and some quality fish as well.

We are still fishing a little foam and results on top have been just OK. Hopper-droppers will probably move back to just nymphs under indicators as this month moves along.  Anglers will be encouraged to get their nymph-drifts just right throughout the floats.

The streamer rods will find their way back into the boat and there will be some streamers tossed as Fall kicks into full gear. 

SEC football will keep some of the weekend crowds on the couch as long as their team is doing well. Let's go SEC teams! The early starts may not have to be as early as the recreational folks find football and other interests to fill their time. Waders and fleece are just around the corner.

Thank you to all the anglers who filled our casting braces in August. As for September, we have some open dates on the calendar for those of you who are still looking for that opportunity to get on the river. Lunches will move back onto the sunny gravel bars and I expect anglers to continue catching rainbows, brookies and brown trout.

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.