Tyler and I hit the river today in between storms for a little Smallmouth action. The water was close to 60 on the lower stretch and it had a little color to it which wasn’t too bad. The fish seemed to be active throughout the day and we had a lot of fish follow the fly all the way to the boat, but didn’t hook up with all of them. I guess that’s why they call it fishing not catching. We did catch quite a few though, with one being really nice. We didn’t have any scales on us but I would say he would go about 4 pounds or so. The ramp at the bottom was a mud pit too, but the trustee old Frontier pulled it out with no problem. Needless to say, the boat needed a bath badly. If the water stays at normal level within the next few days and the temps continue to be warm, I’d say we will be in full Smallie swing.
As for the Clinch, it looks like it will be poor for a little while until they get the lake levels down. In the mean time, we will be in the park and if the weather allows, the Holston for some grade A Caddis hatches. Stay tuned for more info on the Clinch and other trips we take. If you would like to book a trip to catch some of these hard hitting fish, you can contact us by phone or email from our contact us page. Have a great day and don’t let the weather keep you down.