Friday, September 26, 2014

Awesome Float Trip Fishing With B.T.

This past Friday my son-in-law B.T. and I got to fish the Caney Fork River in the eastern part of Tennessee. David, our guide had been trying to work a day around the generation schedule that would enable us to land numerous trout during an afternoon outing. We were not disappointed, B.T. and I stayed busy all evening landing some colorful rainbow, browns, and some beautiful brook trout just getting their fall colors.

I seldom get to fish with B.T. anymore because of his heavy work schedule; so getting to fish with him again on the Caney brought back some fond memories. This is the river that actually got me into trout fishing with B.T. right after he and Jenny got married. It only took landing one trout that first outing to get me hooked, and I have been obsessed ever since.
B.T. got things going quickly as we left the launch at Betty's island bringing this nice brown to the net. The Caney seldom gives up many large browns on top but this one made the mistake of taking the hopper B.T. was using.
David netted this nice brown I stirred to the net using my 5 wt. Redington fishing a pheasant tail nymph. B.T. and I found out the browns fight harder than the rainbow we were landing throughout the day. 
B.T. landed this beautiful brook trout using his 5 wt. Temple Fork fly rod. He was really impressed with this brook trout because David told us that not many brook trout are landed on the Caney. 
Another awesome brown trout landed using the pheasant tail nymph. B.T. landed this brown near the take out area. What a way to end an unbelievable trout fishing trip on an absolutely beautiful tailrace. What made this trip special was B.T. and me were able to land a lot of trout all afternoon fishing with one of the best guides in Tennessee. Tight lines until we make another trip with David!! 
Oh, forgot to mention these gobblers were feeding along the shoreline which makes me think that was the reason we had such success today. Anytime wildlife is feeding fish are biting!!!

14 comments:

Brk Trt said...

Look like you and your son in law truly had a wonderful outing.
I do enjoy seeing those brook trout.

Lester Kish said...

Well Bill, one positive to not having the Sandisk was that it allowed you to concentrate on the fishing. Looks like it was a nice evening on the water.

Mark Kautz said...

Some nice fish from the Caney. Seems a lot of people like that river. Hear a lot about it.

Juan said...

Looks like you guys killed it on the drift boat! Excellent looking fish.

Unknown said...

Nice going Bill. I agree with Lester. Sometimes I get too involved in getting photos for the blog.

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
The brook trout I landed was really colorful and had white tips on the end of its fins. They are really special as you know. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Lester
There is always next spring, with my Sandisk--Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
What makes it so special beside the trout is the scenery, extremely high rock walls with lot of vegetation growing out from the rocks. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Juan
Fishing from the drift boat is a blast, one can either stand or sit while casting. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
I got to say I had some fantastic scenery images that you guys might have enjoyed, oh well there is always next time. Thanks for the comment

MarkW said...

Sounds like you both day "one of those days" !

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
An excellent trip for sure. thanks for the comment

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

I see you are off the blog circuit for awhile... Well, good luck with whatever you are putting your attention to. And we will meet up again when you come back. = )

Unknown said...

Looks like you had a nice fishing journey. Fishing with beautiful natural scenery is really awesome and make it memorable. Supplier of fly fishing tackle