View Full Version : Any Reports from Tellico Area?

03-28-2008, 08:15 PM
Just wondering if anyone has fished the Tellico Area in the past few weeks, I plan to go up there again soon and was wondering if the water has warmed up there as well and how the conditions are.

03-29-2008, 09:57 PM
Well I decided to head up to Tellico today despite the weather still looking to finally land my first trout in these waters, I first went up past campsite #4 on the North River looking for wild trout. I so no signs of rising fish so I tied on a nymph and tried a few spots with no luck at all. I did see a nice fresh pile of bear droppings tho:eek: . I then headed back to the main river where almost all of the good runs were occupied by corn chuckers with stringers full of stockers. I decided to try to get me some as well (considering I have never even caught a stocker on the Tellico). I tried a few runs with no luck until I found a spot that looked good and waded in. I immediately saw a couple of risers and got excited! I tied on a adams parachute and after a few casts finally hooked a fish on the Tellico! To my surprise it was a Brown Trout! I then caught what I think was a wild rainbow. Only 2 fish, but a day I will remember for a long while. I will try to post the pics below.

03-29-2008, 09:59 PM

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03-30-2008, 12:59 AM
Congrats Shaggy!!

I'm glad you didn't give up. Keep up the good work!

03-30-2008, 01:25 AM
Those markings are more consistent with a cut-bow hybrid.

03-30-2008, 02:23 AM
That 'bow definitely looks wild...just like the ones in the park. Nice looking brown, too.

03-30-2008, 02:47 AM
Caught 11 or 12 in about two hours on nymphs in the main river on 3/26/08. Water level was back to normal still really cold. Two stockers were sprinkle in the mix. See Backcountry forum. There's a thread new gear and tellico trip for pics.