Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst ... 4567 LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 64

Thread: Brown/Brook Trout: Spawning Notes

  1. #51
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Crossville, TN
    Posts
    2,403

    Default

    Winter should be great this year!!!
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

    Guided Fly Fishing with David Knapp
    The Trout Zone Blog
    contact: TroutZoneAnglers at gmail dot com

  2. #52
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    134

    Default thanks David

    I plan to fish the Clinch more this winter than past, or at least give it more effort. I have concentrated on spring, summer and now fall on the Clinch and it has been a learning experience. Thanks to you and some other guys on the forum, my opinion of the river is changing. My experience has been (for years) on the So.Ho. and winter there is b.w.o.s, midge pupa and emergers.

    Talk more about winter fishing please. I've heard that slinging streamers and small midges work.

    Thanks for changing the direction of the discussion David.

    c.v.

  3. #53
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Crossville, TN
    Posts
    2,403

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cockeye valdez View Post
    I plan to fish the Clinch more this winter than past, or at least give it more effort. I have concentrated on spring, summer and now fall on the Clinch and it has been a learning experience. Thanks to you and some other guys on the forum, my opinion of the river is changing. My experience has been (for years) on the So.Ho. and winter there is b.w.o.s, midge pupa and emergers.

    Talk more about winter fishing please. I've heard that slinging streamers and small midges work.

    Thanks for changing the direction of the discussion David.

    c.v.
    Big streamers fished out of a boat on high water = perhaps the most fun on any Tennessee trout tailwater...in my humble opinion. Love winter when the crowds are gone but the fish are still hungry!!! The browns will be hungry when they come off the spawn and December through February is prime time to chase them with streamers...
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

    Guided Fly Fishing with David Knapp
    The Trout Zone Blog
    contact: TroutZoneAnglers at gmail dot com

  4. #54
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    134

    Default but what about

    wading ? I fished from a drift boat last Saturday and it reminded me of why I love wading so much. Any advice for wading ? Still sling streamers ?
    c.v.

  5. #55
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Crossville, TN
    Posts
    2,403

    Default

    Streamers can be effective while wading, especially right now, but in the winter you should be fishing nymphs and midges just like you are used to on the SoHo. Add some eggs and copper johns to attract the recently spawning fish and you should be good to go...

    Give the boat thing a chance though. It is really awesome and worth the learning curve. There's nothing like throwing streamers out of a boat and seeing a huge shadow appear behind your fly with mouth open...
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

    Guided Fly Fishing with David Knapp
    The Trout Zone Blog
    contact: TroutZoneAnglers at gmail dot com

  6. #56
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Norris, TN
    Posts
    2,139

    Default

    In winter; I like to throw larger dry and emergent midges. Especially on the light wind days. Like David posted; it is a opportunistic time to catch brown trout. I am still trying to work on fishing more streamers. However; it is tough to pass up a chance to fish dries. They like the unique dry flies and stimulator flies as well!

    I got this guy on an orange palmer (dry).
    “Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will, & creative imagination.
    These give us the ultimate human freedom... The
    power
    to choose, to respond, to change.”



  7. #57
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Sevierville TN
    Posts
    494

    Default

    Show Off! LOL

  8. #58
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    134

    Default great fish and encouraging

    Shawn, ever tie an emergent midge under the larger dry ?
    c.v.

  9. #59
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Crossville, TN
    Posts
    2,403

    Default

    Shawn, that is a beautiful brown there! Talk about inspiration to go fishing...
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

    Guided Fly Fishing with David Knapp
    The Trout Zone Blog
    contact: TroutZoneAnglers at gmail dot com

  10. #60
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    304

    Default

    Shawn, excellent!!!!! I'll be in touch soon!!

    Breck

Similar Threads

  1. brook trout
    By buzzmcmanus in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-19-2015, 10:17 AM
  2. Big Brown, Rainbow, & Brook Trout!!!
    By Joe McGroom in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-13-2014, 08:17 PM
  3. Rainbow Trout-Spawning (Info.) 4/10/12
    By MadisonBoats in forum Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-15-2012, 03:03 PM
  4. brook trout
    By lauxier in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-08-2012, 04:49 PM
  5. Brook Trout
    By 944s in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-05-2008, 11:20 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •