Appalachian Angler

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Appalachian Angler: Warm UP

With highs in the 50's in the mountains this weekend it should make for very comfortable and decent fishing in east Tennessee.  The TVA has continued the morning releases on the South Holston which is making for wader friendly stretches in the afternoons when it is the warmest.  The scud bite continues to heat up - most of our imitations are on the grey side in the 18-20 range.  Remember these freshwater shrimp-like creatures move around a lot so when fishing them it is always a good thought to twitch and juke them around enough to imitate their erratic motions.  Blue wings in the 18-22 range are continuing to show their heads in the entirety of the river - although it seems the fish in the upper portions are more likely to be turned on to them.  With the weather the way it is I'm positive there will be midgelings crawling everywhere - reports from the field to come.  Photos from last week:
HARD fighting lower river rainbow
First trout ever!

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