Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cosby Creek - Scouting

I was in Newport, Tennessee this weekend for business.  I stayed at a cabin in Cosby, Tennessee.  While in Cosby,  I took a few minutes and drove to Cosby Creek in the Smokies to determine if this is a stream I might want to visit in the future. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The One I lost on the Clinch

On my way to Newport this weekend I stopped by the Clinch to see if I could get a decent fish.  My plan was to fish ultra small and ultra big.  I started at the Weir, and it was packed. The water was as low as I've ever seen it.  I hiked down river to get a little separation from the 10-20 fishermen positioned at various locations around the Weir.  I saw some fish rising and stalked to a good casting spot.  The water was fairly clear and slack.  I stood still for a minute or two and watched the pool where I had seen fish rising. Finally, I was able to pick out some fish.  Within 10-15 feet of me in this slack pool were five to ten 15-20 inch bows and browns.