I kicked off the new year to a good start. On Tuesday I made it up to the South Holston River to fish with a couple of buddies, Jake and Ben. We floated from the wier down to Weaver Pike Bridge. TVA was generating from 6 am to noon and we put on the water around 9:30am. Jake loves to throw streamers and I had dreams of catching big post spawn brown trout. We didn’t get that pig, but we caught some quality fish and had a great time. I had not been in a drift boat since before Thanksgiving and it was a needed retreat.
We had some really great follows throughout the day and saw some big fish. Most of the time they wanted them striped fast, but other times slow and steady seemed to work good. We never really got them dialed in, but still caught some good fish.
It’s funny how you always seem to get a hit when you least expect it. I am usually looking around at the scenery, others may be sipping their favorite beverage or even looking for the next sweet casting spot. Whatever your story is it always makes for some interesting hook ups. I won’t say who did this one.
I’d like to say thank you to both Ben and Jake for a great day on the water. Tightlines.