It’s like Spring in July

The weather has done a complete 180 in the past week and we are loving it. The air temps have been in the low 80’s for the high’s and TVA has shut the water off on the rivers for most of the day. Who could have seen this coming and so close to August? The smallmouth fishing continues to be great with a steady/aggressive bite on topwater and streamers.

I spent 2 days last week with Glenn and Mike fishing for smallmouth and the action was good both days. The fish were hitting topwater pretty good, but it didn’t last all day. The low flows had the fish a little spooky during the latter  part of the day but baitfish streamers and craw patterns made up the difference.

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The scenery was the icing on the cake.



TVA has decided to cut the water off on the Holston River and with it being low and having good visibility it will be great for sight fishing. With the water being low and the weather starting to stabilize we can depend on the topwater action to continue as well. How long will it last, we don’t know but we are going to ride it out as long as possible.



Bryan might just become a smallie junkie after seeing an 8 wt bend like a horseshoe.

Mike and Mona were coming into town and wanted to get a little fishing in while they were here. The plan was to do some fishing in the Smokies for trout but with the Holston fishing as good as it has been I recommended a smallmouth float. This was their first time being in a drift boat fishing for smallies and after a little tweaking they were getting the hang of it.

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Did I mention the one Mona caught, daaaaang!

Way to go Mona on a great fish. Sometimes you are in the right place at the right time. The conditions are great and the fishing should only get better as long as the weather continues to be stable. It’s looking like August is going to be a good month to be on the water and if you are going to be visiting the area and want to get out please feel free to give us a call CONTACT US. Take care and have a blessed day.


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