View Full Version : Holston trip

08-10-2010, 10:17 AM
I spent a day on the Holston fishing between Indian cave and Nances Ferry this past weekend. It was a beautiful windless day on the river. The water was colder than I expected for August but still caught a few smallies and some stocker bows mixed in. best fish of the day was a 4-5 pd carp. got a crazy video of it but no picts.
A few picts from the day...

Early paddling downstream of nances ferry. The water was very cold and fog blanketed the river most of the morning. still burning off around 10am.


pesky trout invading one of my favorite smallie areas. took a clouser.


paddled about 2 miles upstream of nances ferry and fished back. stopped on a sandy shoal to cool off and eat some lunch. I've just rigged my canoe with front and rear anchor systems that can be raised and lowered from my seat using a thru the hull fitting and jam cleats. I'm using 6-8pds of drag chains. makes it easy to slowly fish an area and keep the boat pointed straight. I also replaced my worn out cane seats with webbing I bought and weaved on the old frames.


caught several bass floating back. nothing of any size though. They like the yellow poppers.


look forward to cooler weather and rising bass of the fall.

Randy Ratliff
08-10-2010, 11:01 AM

08-10-2010, 12:39 PM
The water is stupidly cold for this late in the summer. I took the temp on Sunday down around MAscot and it was 56 degrees. Nothing worse for bass fishing then ice cold water.

I believe that the water will not warm this summer like in years past, they held it back 2 months longer, and by the time the coldwater is diminished the weather will have turned.

Guess it is good for the slime ball stocker trout though :rolleyes::biggrin: