Ethan and I got to fish Friday and enjoy the awesome weather in the drift boat. The fishing was pretty good and we got to try some new flies (streamers) that we have been working on. Just getting out and fishing with a good buddy was nice. Ethan is a great fisherman and can really row a boat. TVA has been generating water lately in all the rivers, which is why we have been floating a lot. Streamer fishing these rivers can be a very effective way to catch larger fish like these.
These were some really healthy rainbows that would test the breaking point of your rod.
The browns are starting to move around a little bit. They will usually start getting like that when they are getting ready for pre-spawn. We have seen a few pairing up in the rivers and they are getting aggressive. Now it is still pretty early for the spawn, but you might see a few running together which is cool to see.
This guy had a female around him, but he wasn’t colored up yet.
One more good fish to end the trip. It was a good day fishing with my buddy Ethan.