Appalachian Angler

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fishing Report: Appalachian Angler End of May

yeah thats on the trophy section!!
We have been quite busy lately with lots of floats on both tailwaters and have also struck some bronze with the Nolichucky smallmouth trips!  The sulfurs have started to pick up a lot of steam on the South Holston - and the peak of the sulfur hatch on the trophy section has come already - lots of fish still being caught on sulfur nymphs and cranefly larvae.  Midges (20-24) continue to be productive on sunnier days - and this bite will gain steam as the summer progresses.  The primary correspondent for this blog has since left the South and is now awaiting the biomass of Southeast Alaska, and will be handing the fishing reports over to the other guides.  Now all of my personal correspondence will take place on with updated fishing reports from the field and some visual stimuli!  Overall it was a good Spring season and will continue to pick up through June and the Appalachian Angler will continue to provide the highest quality fishing experiences in NE Tennessee and Western North Carolina.

Below are some pictures from some recent floats..

Guides note:  the trout above were all taken within 2 hours of each other with a lot of other fish thrown in...The bottom three were taken after a broken finger was sustained on the vessel.  A field splint was administered and soon afterwards some amazing moments for redemption....So next time that back is hurting, or its too hot or to cold - think about fishing right through the pain of a finger broken in two places and a disclocated knuckle...
Lots of props and respect Mr. Seay

 And some pictures from some "holy water" brook trout fishing..

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1 comment:

  1. Is that one rainbow with the really dark coloring a hold over? I've caught one rainbow like that on the watauga DH before. I was wondering what gave it that color.