Spring 2017 Report
We were blown up this spring with guided trips, and we apologize for the delay in posting updated reports. Be sure to check us out on Instagram and Facebook (@trophyguides) for the most up to date fishing reports and pictures.
Anyways… Big rains this spring changed up a lot of our plans on a day to day basis. We were blown out of the lower tailwaters and freestone rivers for weeks at a time. So, we all hunkered in below the dams fishing clear water during the mega floods. Luckily the upper portions of the tailwaters will give up plenty of fish each day, allowing anglers to fish a variety of techniques. It was definitely a boom or bust spring overall. When the water cleared, greened up, or stabilized the fish went crazy, and searched out big flies in big water. May boasted some of the best streamer fishing our guides have witnessed in their careers. The Watauga black caddis hatch came and went with a flurry as always… we hit it good. The big prespawn smallies showed up nice… we hit that as well. The smallmouth bass have transitioned to their summer routines, and are currently sucking poppers in the shade. The sulphurs on the So Holston continue to pour off, and the big boys have started to migrate out of Boone Lake… fun times await.