Sorry for the late fishing report, we have been swamped with home improvement projects that started with a new dish washer and ended up with an almost new kitchen. To be honest there hasn’t really been much to report since the rivers have been running high and the temperatures have dropped back into the lower 40’s. Before this last cold front we were seeing good numbers of blue quills, black caddis and brown stoneflies on the Little R iver in the afternoons and even the first signs of quill gordons.
We’re still catching fish on nymphs most of the time but we are seeing a little action on dries. It’s still pretty early for the fish to be keying in on the adults but it’s just a matter of time now. Things are looking up for the 10 day forecast with the highs being in the 50’s and plenty of sunshine to boot.
The tailwaters haven’t had great schedules as of lately and we have had to reschedule trips because of it but that’s not unusual for this time of year. The Clinch has been running water nonstop for a while and the only option is to throw streamers which isn’t easy but can be rewarding. The anticipation of seeing a big fish come out is motivation enough to keep casting.
The good news is that the Holston has had plenty of midges on the surface to keep the fish active and at times almost too many making it tough for the fish to find yours in the mix. It won’t be long until we see caddis skating across the water and splashy rises from eager fish. This is a fun time of year to be on the Holston and probably some of the best dry fly fishing of the year. If you’re thinking of coming into town and wanting to get on the water GIVE US A CALL and we’ll get you in on the action. Take care and have a great day.