Snow and Ice in the Smoky Mountains

Just like many other areas of the country we’ve seen freezing weather and some snow in the Smoky Mountains this week. We didn’t get all that much snow but the cold hit immediately after some rain that created a sheet of ice over all the roads that later became covered with snow. I know folks […]

Mild Weather Across East Tennessee

Every day that’s gone by hasn’t been quite so cold in the morning and a bit warmer in the afternoon. Yesterday it was pretty comfortable on the stream with just a light jacket. Today we’ve gotten out of bed with flat out warm temperatures but the wind doesn’t bode well for what’s to come. Any […]

Water Conditions Improving in the Smoky Mountains

Water levels are still pretty high but the good news is that they are starting to get negotiable for fishing again. Don’t expect to be able to wade anywhere and there’s a good chance you won’t be able to cross the stream, but there is a good chance you’ll be able to catch a fish. […]

Snowy Monday Morning in the Smokies

We heard from Charity last night after she arrived safely waaaayyyy down South in Patagonia. She’ll be hitting the rivers there today. Check back over the next few days as she’ll be posting some photos and telling us how it is. I feel pretty bad for her since I get to stay home with our […]

Quick Pic: High Water in the Smokies

Yup, the water’s high in the Smokies… This is what it looked like Tuesday, November 29 on the Middle Prong of Little River near the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont.

Quick Pic: Tremont Copperhead

We saw this copperhead along the trail in the Tremont vicinity of the Great Smoky Mountains. As is usually the case, it remained motionless and non-threatening. Our basic rule for all wildlife we see in the backcountry is that nothing will mess with you unless you mess with it first.

Video Fly Fishing Report from the Smokies, Mid December 2010

It’s been a frigid couple of weeks here in East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains. We’ve had a good deal of snow and temperatures haven’t risen above freezing the majority of the time. In this video report we show you some snowy scenery in the Smokies and visit Tremont and Cades Cove sections of the […]

Video Fishing Report – Cold Weather Fly Fishing in the Smoky Mountains

December has come along in a big way. We’ve had high water here in the Smokies and now the cold weather has really set in. This week we got some fishing in while the weather was still a little mild and the water a little high. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVXJOZzThs4[/youtube] Water temperatures have been pretty cold so fishing […]

Video Fishing Report – High Water in the Smoky Mountains

We had some big weather move through yesterday with high winds and heavy rain. Winds on the mountain tops were generally in the 50 mph range with a few gusts recorded around 90 mph. It all finished with cold weather and a dusting of snow. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRy9uDManSk[/youtube]

Snow But Good Water Levels in the Smokies

Promote Your Page Too There was a good bit of snow here in the Smoky Mountains today and most of the roads were closed. We got a good bit of rain yesterday, but water levels didn’t rise as much as I expected they would. Streams are easily fishable and water should be in good shape […]