Spring on the Cumberland!

It's been a while since the last fishing report, but that doesn't mean we haven't been fishing! Most of spring and early summer on the Cumberland river found water conditions to be a bit high to realistically nymph with much success. We did a lot of fishing in the beautiful Smoky Mountains during high water events on the Cumberland and caught a lot of wild fish, especially brookies. Now, the rains have finally tapered off and generation schedules are quickly becoming optimal for 'tickling' the river bottom with nymphs to catch trout. The Corps of Engineers and TVA are currently giving a schedule which allows for nymphing and throwing streamers within the same day. In essence you can have

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