Busy Week of Floats, Now Off to Hazel Creek

It’s been a hectic week of guiding Ian has been at the oars of the drift boat more than in his own bed. Charity has been behind the oars as well as on Little River in the Smokies. Tim has been floating and on the streams too.

Today we’re leaving for our spring Hazel Creek trip. This is one of our favorite outings of the year and it looks like we’ll have great weather; no rain in the forecast and excellent water conditions.

There’s not much time for a true fishing report, but things are pretty good. We had some rough weather over the past week, but that’s behind us and we even caught some fish under the most difficult of conditions.

Here are some photos from the past week.

Charity sets up for a small drop on the Holston River

Charity sets up for a small drop on the Holston River

A welcome sight: Rising trout

A welcome sight: Rising trout

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An osprey watches as we drift by

Harry Macintosh caught this nice smallmouth on the Holston when he traded the fly rod for a spinning outfit during some howling wind.

Harry Macintosh caught this nice smallmouth on the Holston when he traded the fly rod for a spinning outfit during some howling wind.