It has been four years since Jason and I fished the
in Cartridge Caney Fork River . We were not disappointed with the trip. The crystal
clear river was in top form with a slight mist hovering over the water surface
when we met David Perry our guide for the half day trip. We had planned a full day,
but the weather played a major role in shortening the float. Tennessee
The view from the drift boat right before we shoved off for the float down stream.
Jason broke the ice quickly with this nice brook trout close to the launch.
A healthy rainbow landed by Jason who by the way was given the front of the boat for the morning, courtesy of Dad. I have to say he beat me on numbers for this trip and even completed the grand slam with the brown added to the mix before we left the river.
The scenery on this river is absolute stunning with the high rock walls and the rich green foliage.
Jason, getting a super bend in his 9 ft. 4 weight
The prize of the trip for me was this 23” brown I landed near the end of the float. I may never land another trout this large, and certainly not with the 4 wt using a 5X tippet.
What really made this trip special aside from the amount of trout landed was getting to fish with my son Jason. As I have stated before on some of my post, I seldom get to fish with Jason because of his work out in
. He will be back in Sacramento again next spring
and hopefully we can make another trip with David, who did a fantastic job of
putting us on many trout throughout the morning. His knowledge of the river and
his expertise in fly selection, and mending techniques were essential in us
having a successful trip. Alabama
Bill, that looks like a wonderful place to go on a guided trip. The aura of the river in the fog is the catch to the eye. Sure happy to see that the both of you got to fish together and get into some good fish. What a pig of a Brown Trout!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the results of a fine trip fishing with your son. Along with that special occasion came an awesome looking brown trout. Way to go!ReplyDelete
Great post and pics!ReplyDelete
Nice brown trout!ReplyDelete
Looks like a great trip! Glad you were both able to get into fish, and WHAT A FISH you caught! good job. That last picture of you and your son is priceless!ReplyDelete
First float trip ever on the Caney for both of us. We had fished the river wading, but never floating which was an experience. Thanks for the comment
A first for my son and I, never been on a guided fly fishing trip in the drift boat. Thanks for the comment
Thanks Kevin for stopping by
One that I will mount--thanks for the comment
I will have that pic framed--thanks for the comment
A very impressive brown.ReplyDelete
Looks as if all were happy.
Always awesome to have time fishing with family. Thank you for sharing and congrats on the stellar Brown!ReplyDelete
Bill, it reminds me a lot of Clear Creek. What a wonderful way to spend some good time with your son! Thanks!ReplyDelete
That was a heck of a fish. Great that you were able to share those that memory with your son (& us)ReplyDelete
My 4 weight I was using got quite a workout landing this trout. Thanks for the comment
I know somewhere in time I will have this fish dry mounted, because I may never land another trout that size. Thanks for sharing
This tailrace makes one feel like they are fishing a freestone river, because of all the fast water, runs and at times great pocket water. Thanks for the comment
Fishing with a guide gives one the opportunity to land numerous trout, but more important it gives one a chance to learn some things that will help them become a better fly fisherman; an excellent learning experience--thanks for sharing
Sorry I'm a little slow getting to this. I've spent the last couple days with my gyroscope off center. You know, it happens every year or so. Glad you and Jason got some time together. We'll be happy to have Jason back in Sacramento.ReplyDelete
My wife and I really hate to see him leave tomorrow, but he has to go back to work---no more play--this coming assignment for starting Monday has numerous 16 hour days. Thanks for the comment
A nice trip, and so special. Nothing like morning fog to add to the anticipation of a day on the water.ReplyDelete
We actually had a cool morning, to fish considering it was August, which is one of the hottest months we have in Tennessee. The mist and the trout landed were special. Thanks for the comment