Caney Fork River by Rocky Top Anglers


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Guided Fly Fishing in Tennessee and Beyond                   

Rocky Top Anglers is a professional fly fishing guide service located in east Tennessee. We specialize in guided fly fishing drift boat float trips and wade fishing excursions to the best destinations in the southeast. We offer our guided fly fishing trips year round covering these great rivers – Clinch River – Holston River – Hiwassee River  – Cumberland River – Caney Fork River – and more.

Rocky Top Angler will provide reports for the rivers they are fishing during that time period, check under rivers for reports. They take their clients where the fish are most active.

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Caney Fork River fishing report:  24 June 2017

Caney Fork River. The USCOE has had an equally hard time regulating the Caney Fork this year. We’ve seen a little high water, a little low water and some in right in the middle. The fishing has been quite good on most flows. Lingering construction projects on Center Hill Dam require a lower lake level so expect higher flows when we get measurable rain. The river has been mostly clear and cold. The main drawback on the Caney Fork has been boat traffic. I don’t think it’s anywhere as crazy as the Hiwassee on most days, but it’s pretty close. Especially on the weekends.


    The fishing has been very busy. The river is flat out full of small fish. Small rainbows and browns are loaded into just about every likely spot. At times, it’s hard not to catch the little guys. But when you can manage to get it past the hungry little sharks….you just might find a real hog. The Caney also has a large population of trophy class fish, which require a little more effort to get on the line. The little fish will eat just about any presentation, the big fish need stealthy casts and well-presented flies. Light nymphing with midge pupa has been very effective. Streamer fishing on higher flows has also been very productive. Terrestrial fishing is working in the right places.






days this winter. Techniques won’t change too much, just adjust your patterns to match the winter midges and maybe work a scud as a point fly.