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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Appalachian Angler : Fishing Report 2-3-2011

Phenomenal colors - mid river bow
And so the bite continues on the South Holston - many fish caught in the 10-14" range with the scud continuing to be the predominant fly.  We have been mostly fishing a grey scud tied on a (scud) bent hook - catching a lot on the twitch when the recast is made.  Plenty of blue wings with the midge always mixed in - the smallest soft hackle in the box will continue to pound out fish with lead in front.  The bite still seems to be very weather dependent with the best bite in the smack dab middle of the day.  We had some anglers wade fish with lots of success and also we floated on the wave with less numbers - hands were locked up with the cold!! The small stream report came in today in the backyard with plenty of fish to be had - sticking to the deepest of pools and caught on the smorgasbord of small stream patterns - pheasant tails, small hares ears, and red midges being the ticket with the locals.  No huge fish to speak of, but considering it never rose above 25 degrees in the High Country - the sheer numbers alone would be reason enough to get out.  The Nolichucky is still putting up good numbers of big stocker rainbows, no report on the trophy section since Sunday - but with the generation staying the same we can bet it would still be worth the drive!
Ahhh to breathe again

With all that red he'd have to find a mate?? Look at the bottom line on the tail fin.
No ice on the waders - must be decent enough...
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