So it’s no surprise at this point that we have changed the whole layout of the website thanks to our tech guy and friend Corey, that being said we hope you like it and find it easier to use. Lately we’ve been busy with a 4 month old baby, fly fishing shows and getting things ready for the upcoming season (flies, rods, licenses…..etc.). When we do get a free moment and the weather and/or generation somewhat line up we try and get out on the river. During the past week the tail waters have been running high with a few hours here and there of low water. The Holston is running water until 11am tomorrow and after that it’s off for the rest of the day. It will be good to fish as long as you stay on the upper end of the river. Have some black and olive midge patterns in sizes 20-24 (dries and nymphs) handy because the fish could be picky.
Plenty of midges on the water to keep the fish happy.
The Clinch will also be off tomorrow at noon, so those of you who have been staring at the schedule for months will finally be able to get back out. We haven’t been able to get on the Clinch in some time due to the high flows, but I can tell you this, the fish will have some broad shoulders and should be pretty hungry. Hopefully the schedule will look good for the weekend and more fishermen can get out. We will be in Cincinnati on Saturday with a booth setup and look forward to talking with folks about fishing opportunities in our area.
As far as the Smokies go there’s really not much to say. The Little River is flowing at 250 cfs and the temperature is hovering around 32 degrees which is pretty darn cold. Unless you want to head over to Cades Cove and fish Abrams Creek it probably wouldn’t be worth the effort to fish other streams in the park. If you decide to go that route, I wouldn’t count on catching numbers of fish but you might catch a few with size to them. Winter is a great time to catch a larger fish in the Smokies.
The weather for the weekend looks great except for Sunday which has a 70% chance of rain, but after this past week we’ll take it. Lets hope the warm weather melts the snow on the mountains and the stream temps rise next week. Heck who knows, we might see some quill gordons in a couple of weeks. We are keeping our fingers crossed for better conditions in the near future. Those of you who will be in the Cincinnati area this weekend come on by the show and hang out for a while and talk about fishing. Take care and have a great day.