Fishing Reports

Feast or Famine on the Clinch River

Clinch River Fishing Report for Thursday, 09 July 2015 12:23

Clinch7 9 15Depending on who you talk to it has been feast or famine on the Clinch River. The bugs have come this year in epic abundance and they've yet to abate. This is typically great news for the fly angler but I've personally heard a lot of belly aching this year about the fish being too difficult to catch. I suspect that many anglers are 'flock shooting' the hatch and as a result they are being met with limited success, or worse, blanking entirely. The secret to success on the Clinch during a blanket sulfur hatch is picking your fish and giving it precisely what it wants. This may mean changing your fly more than a few times. The reward, however, is well worth the time and effort. The Clinch is some of the most technical water in the South and possible even the entire United States. Slow down, take your time, and make every cast count.