Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Buffalo Creek Feb 16

Well all of this high water and cold weather had gotten me down, because I couldn't get out to fish anywhere. Well the high water has receded a bit and I went exploring up around the Holston, below Cherokee Dam. TVA was still running 17,000 CFS but Buffalo Creek was fishable. I figured because of the falling snow and it being a Tuesday that their would not be many other fisherman or any at all on the water. I figured right and got a nice surprise.

I've fished Buffalo Creek before and I left with a bad taste in my mouth. Trash every where, almost no fish and very low flows. However this day I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was almost no trash, good flows and plenty of fish. All tough they were on the small side, it didn't matter cause they were eager to eat and I had fun.

The high water must've flushed the trash out of the river, or maybe someone did some stream side cleanup. It looked like a completely different stream. The flows were a little on the high side, but the water was almost clear with just a hint of color.

It turned out to be a great day and although the fish were on the small side it was a lot of fun being able to catch them on dry droppers.