View Full Version : Caney Fork Report

David Knapp
10-28-2007, 09:23 PM
Well, I got to fish again this weekend for a couple of hours this morning. I ran down to the Caney since I was at home for the weekend. That river is fishing GREAT! I lost track of how many times I caught fish on back to back casts and at one point had three in a row until the last one turned into a LDR...

I didn't get any particularly large fish but managed one nice rainbow in addition to all the "normal" fish... I also stung a brown that was in the 18-20 inch range at least. Zebra midges worked great although I had quite a few fish taking the EHC that I was using for an indicator as well. I can't wait to get back up there to fish the Caney as it should continue to fish well as the weather turns...

A couple of pictures...

Decent brown...

Nice rainbow...

10-28-2007, 09:56 PM
The Caney is kinda known for the zebra midge and it is a great fly. However; no one fly will produce for all day long under all situations. The "indicator" fishing between 11:00 and 1:00 has been really great this week in low water. After the pulse, I have had good luck in the film with emergers:cool:

Notice the fly from this morning:

10-28-2007, 10:07 PM
Hey, thanks for the report. Nice fish. Is the sluice over?

10-28-2007, 11:14 PM
Nice report and photos. Glad to hear you had some action on the dry.

10-29-2007, 01:25 AM
Great photos!!!

David Knapp
10-29-2007, 07:48 PM
Monktrout, as I understand it, they are still opening the sluice gates whenever they generate. Thankfully this is a short enough time so that there are still great wading opportunities...

10-29-2007, 09:05 PM
Plateauangler, Thanks for the update on the sluice. Ilook forward to getting to the Caney soon. Looks like I might be going to the Clinch tomorrow. Hope to fish the upper end. No generation in the afternoon, sunny skies, and a day off on a beautiful river. Between midge and bugger patterns and some luck I'll find a fly and hook up.

Mr. Mike
10-29-2007, 10:37 PM
congrats on a good day.

when fishing the zebra under the indicator, are you putting any weight in between them or just letting the nymph drift on its own?

David Knapp
10-29-2007, 11:10 PM
No weight other than the fly...the zebra is tied with a small beadhead which is plenty of weight to get the job done.

10-30-2007, 11:33 AM
The generation schedule is subject to change, just like a politician, you never know what it will be from day to day:mad:
It is fishing good & the fish are healthy & dressing up in their fall colors:biggrin: