The weather has been almost perfect lately! It has really warmed up this past week, which means dry flies, dry flies, dry flies! Fishing in the park is starting to be in it's prime. The weather is hot, but the water stays cool. However, the water is low from lack of rain. This means you need to be a little bit stealthy when you're walking up to your holes. Nymphs are producing fish in the morning. We are having record hatches of Yellow Sallys, this means we are catching most of the fish on dry flies. Try using Parachute Adams, Yellow Sallys, and any color Stimulator with a Pheasant Tail dropper underneath. We are excited because we are already seeing hoppers on the trails in huge numbers. Hopper Dropper time is almost upon us!
Gatlinburg stocked waters are fishing well as always. There are still some big ones in there from the trout tournament that happened a couple weeks back. Just this week we had someone in the shop who said they caught a 26 inch rainbow down in these waters. Bright fly patterns are still what work best, Bead Head Kern Candy and Egg Patterns are always a go to. If you prefer spin fishing, however, using live bait is just as efficient to catch these fish. Anything scented, like Salmon Eggs and Gulp, work as well. Once school gets out, bring the kidos (12 and under) to Herbert Holt Park or Mynatt Park to catch their own Rainbow Trout!
No matter where you're fishing or what style you prefer, just get out and fish! It's beautiful weather and a beautiful area!
*If you have any questions about fishing conditions, locations, or you would like to book a trip with one of our local, professional guides, give us a call at 865-436-8746 or shoot us an email via the Contact page.