As the tailwaters begin the transition from summer to fall and then into winter, we are sticking the fish closer and closer to the bottom. Putting that fly in their face has always been critical, but this year more-so than ever.We have been doing some Euro-nymphing too. This has been productive and on a lot of days this brings the catch rate up. As for more styles and species of fish, we have also been spending more time on warmwater streams and having some success. We will have a few more options for warmwater species during next year's seasons and we are stoked!
The Elk River- This river has made it through summer and really been hammered by everyone wanting to get out. We have been very successful on most days. Like I said earlier we are catching the largest majority of our fish on the nymph. Getting them down, in front of the fish, with good drifts, makes for a real nice day on the water.
The Caney Fork- This year started strong and then fell flat as the water in the lake warmed the water in the river. Then the DO levels began to fall. I am looking (hoping) for a comeback in the later months. But as we transition from fall to winter, I am mostly looking toward early 2021 for a better situation all around. We aren't giving up on this river and hoping the repairs to the dam, that happened over the last several years, will bring it back to a respectable fishery.
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