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Old 07-01-2020, 08:55 PM
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Anybody got a general update on Caney Fork? Haven't been over there in almost 2 years, but getting itch to go back. Wasn't sure how conditions have been lately.
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Old 07-02-2020, 06:27 AM
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Unfortunately, the kayak hatch has taken over.
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Old 07-02-2020, 07:09 AM
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Unfortunately, the kayak hatch has taken over.
True Enough. The plastic navy has been deployed for summer exercises. But you can still run the lower half: from Carthage up to the Ag center with bigger engines, or from the Ag center up as far as you care with skinny water rigs.

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Old 07-02-2020, 07:57 AM
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I was part of the hatch last weekend. First time I have been up there in many years, back when I fished it in relative peace.

I'd say Saturday there were 500+ of us kayaking. In fact, it was too many to even enjoy kayaking....people drinking, singing, yelling, peeing, cussing....you name it. Tried to fish from my kayak, but that was a challenge. The outfitter said come on a weekday if you want to fish - way, way better.

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Old 07-02-2020, 03:55 PM
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I was thinking about going tomorrow but I have a feeling it's going to be pretty busy.
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Old 07-03-2020, 07:35 PM
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Yikes. Thanks for the replies. Will definitely plan a weekday trip.
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Old 07-06-2020, 01:08 PM
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I fly fished by the dam on two occasions. I haven't had great luck at the Caney during the past 2 years. One of the guys at Fly South told me people were catching big fish out there.

I only caught a few small stockers by the dam (including some skipjack).

The kayak hatch is intense but if you avoid the weekend, you'll do ok.
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Old 07-06-2020, 02:37 PM
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For what it's worth...
I haven't been on the Caney in some time, but if I had to pick two patterns, I would drift a zebra midge or go when they are running one generator and work a white streamer for the big browns. Make that three patterns...Seeing a lot of mayflies on the lakes lately, so you may want a nice dry fly assortment in your pack just in case. Explore down river away from the dam.
There are some big ones to be had. Good luck!
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Old 07-13-2020, 05:43 AM
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I fished it heavy during the spring. Pheasant tails, guacamole stickbug and black cone head wolly bugger are my 3. I like fishing by the highway rest area


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