Well, it’s finally here, Spring that is. The wonderful time of year when the grey Smoky Mountains begin to turn green and new wildflowers show up every day. But to us, it means excellent wild trout fishing in the 800+ miles of streams in the National Park or the lowland rivers that flow outward, where we fish for smallmouth bass.
Water levels right now are descending to normal. The streams have been high this year. The rivers are also warming. Yesterday, Little River’s water temperature below the confluence of the three prongs peaked at 57 degrees. That number will climb this week.
Aquatic insects in the streams are active as are the trout and smallmouth bass. Fishing will only get better as the days progress. We are expecting rain on Thursday. We are hoping that won’t mess things up for us. So, this is the beginning of the best fishing the Smoky Mountains have to offer, from now through May or June depending on the temperature highs and lows. Keep an eye on our fishing report by CLICKING HERE. We write a new one every day. We’ll keep you posted.