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Good Day of Nymph Fishing……

Sat. Mar. 31,2012…..After some challenging fishing a few days this week today has been a welcome reprieve….we have done very well scoring about 20 fish before lunch, including a 22-23" rainbow landed by Melissa Malone.

The water is up from thunderstorms and showers last night but it hasn’t bothered the fishing. We have caught all but one fish by nymphing. We got one kamikaze rainbow that slammed one of my krystal Buggers.

Headed off to finish th day, more to come…

Jeff

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Wet Start to The Weekend….

Sat. March 31, 2012……Waking up to an early morning rain , had a good trip yesterday as we put over 30 fish in the net. Headed out today guiding Melissa Malone and her party of three. Will be good today with a cloudy sky.

Have a great Saturday…..more to come…..

Jeff

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Good Day, Still Challenging Fishing….

Fri. Mar. 30, 2012…..Hot, breezy conditions today and some showers early but we managed a decent day probably 30-35 fish for our group Brad Ball, Steve Lucey, and Steve’s friend David. We caught a mix of brookies and rainbows, 2 20inch hognose suckers, 2 smallmouth, and one redbreast. We are headed back, and I will be getting ready for tomorrow’s trip as I will be guiding one of my regular clients Melissa Malone and her group of 3. Expecting a good day, we are getting a really early start so we can be first up tomorrow morning.

Used a variety of flies today, a lot of fish on Y2Ks, tin man nymphs, orange PT nymphs, and a couple of size 20-22 purple midges…

Have a great evening and weekend…!

Jeff

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Challenging Fishing Today….

Thurs. Mar. 29, 2012….Gorgeous weather day today but wow, how windy it was…..guided Diane Bertrand today and we fished two different waters. We fought 30-35mph winds all day long and landed 15-20 fish. Water is still high and murky in a lot of our lower elevation waters and Delayed Harvest streams. That is a testament to how much rain we got over the weekend. We caught all our fishing nymphing, with the water levels that was our best option.

Just getting in, gearing up for trips of the next two days. Should have more reports tomorrow.

Have a great evening….!

Jeff

Jeff Wilkins Fly Fishing
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Nice Day Ahead……

Thurs. Mar. 29, 2012……What a nice morning, looks like another nice weather day. Conditions are much improved over recent high water. Headed out today guiding Diane Bertrand, we are looking forward to a great day…..more to come

Jeff

Jeff Wilkins Fly Fishing
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Stormy Weekend……….

Sat.  Mar. 24, 2012 ……….Had a great week even if there were a few cancellations, it is spring time and thunderstorms are about as we have a strong upper level disturbance here that has been the precursor for such wet weather.  Did a couple of good trips this week, including one on Thursday at Escatawba in VA that yielded well over 50 large fish and over a half dozen 20 inch fish.   Yesterday I was out for the second day this week with Mike and Nate James, and we had good trips both days.  Yesterday we got into about 25-30 rainbows and brookies….that was before some on and off thunderstorm activity and one big one at the end that got us……literally.  I netted one last fish, a nice brookie caught by Mike……just as the downpour unloaded on us.  We scurried back to the SUV and were wet as the fish we caught when we got there.  Wet we were……but satisfied from a good day’s fishing.    We then drove through some of the heaviest rain I have ever driven through….like go five miles per hour with the wipers going as fast as they will go and still we could barely see.  Within minutes the ditches and side streams/creeks were running like a raging torrent, some of them spilling in brown and red runoff which quickly turned the river muddy and high.  Today’s trip was postponed due to high, muddy conditions in the place we were headed and overnight storms plus the coming storms of today.  This is proving to be a good call as now heavy storms are all over the mountains….seven of the 10 or so counties I fish and guide in regularly….all have severe thunderstorm warnings with thunderstorms in progress at present……..Here’s a radar image below:

More thunderstorms today and tomorrow.....

Some flyfishing guides, including myself, believe in doing nearly whatever it takes to put clients on fish.  Check out this video clip from our friends at TroutHunter on the famed Henry’s Fork in Idaho……View here  .  Pretty funny, maybe a snowmobile is in our upcoming arsenal……….Just thinking…

Will be playing catch up today with messages and fly orders and tying for some upcoming trips this week……..and also taking in a small dose of March Madness, all hoping my Heels survive if Kendall Marshall is again unavailable.

Have a great weekend……..!

Jeff

 

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Nathan James with a bruiser of a brookie.....great job landing this guy on 6X......


Fishing is Good, Some Rain on The Way….

Fri. Mar. 23, 2012…Good morning……hope your week has been good, we’ve had some challenging days and some really good ones too. Guided Gregg Williamson, Jim Bryd, and Rick Mascia and we had a fantastic trip yesterday….we caught some huge fish ….check out our fishing reports page below to see some photos..

Fishing Reports | Jeff Wilkins Fly Fishing
http://jeffwilkinsflyfishing.wordpress.com/fishing-reports-2/

Looking forward to a good day today guiding Mike and Nate James We will be fishing some NC water. More to come….

Have a great Friday……!

Jeff

Jeff Wilkins Fly Fishing
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Good Fishing, Warm Weather Continues…..

Thurs. 22, 2012…..What a great day, guess you could say it was like redemption given the several challenging days recently. Guided Jim Bryan, Gregg Williamson, and Rick Mascia and the guys killed them today. I guided them on the Escatawba section of Dunlap Creek. Numerous fish 20 inches or over, a mix of browns and rainbows. It was crazy good. Gregg got one fish to eat a dry, the rest we caught on nymph rigs and stripping streamers/big uglies. We caught some gigantic bows….can’t wait to post pics from the trip.

Guiding Tim and Mike James tomorrow, then Adam Harman from Winston-Salem ,NC on Saturday……looking forward to a great day….have a great evening.

Tight Lines…..

Jeff

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Nice Morning, Early Start….

Thurs. Mar. 22, 2012…..Greetings and good morning. Nice morning, cool but that will be changing later as we are expecting highs in the 80s. Guiding Gregg Williamson, Rick Mascia, and Jim Byrd on the famous Escatawba section of Dunlap Creek. Expecting some large fish today, should be great fun. More to come….

Have a great Thursday…!

Jeff

Jeff Wilkins Fly Fishing
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Challenging Fishing….Warm Temps Continue

Wed. Mar. 21, 2012…..What challenging fishing we have found lately, the warm temps are driving up water temps. Some waters have reached upper 50s to 60F. Those are May temps….

Guided Mike and Nathan James and we did a half day on the South Holston and a half day on NC water. Fishing was tough on the SoHo, not many bugs coming off and very few risers. We caught a few and they were nice /larger fish but overall tough. Caught all fish on midges.

Headed to lunch then over the Mtn to fish some NC water. The water was high and very off color. We nymphed and chucked streamers and big uglies and this worked well, allowing us to have a 15-20 fish day….and we were fortunate we caught them.

Headed to Covington, VA to guide a 3 angler trip, Gregg Willliamson, Jim Byrd, and Rick Mascia Pk the Escatawba portion of Dunlap Creek.

Have a great evening….!

Jeff

Jeff Wilkins Fly Fishing
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