Townsend, Tennessee - Great Smoky Mountains National Park
March 2, 2010

Welcome to the Fishing Report.  It is snowing again.  They are saying it won’t stick to the roads down here.  But, that may be totally different in the mountains.  Before driving into the Smokies call Park Headquarters at 865-436-1200 to hear the road closing recording.  You will be directed to the road conditions report and you will have to hit “2” on your phone two times.

Daniel’s wife, Jesse is having a baby right now.  They are going to have a girl.  You know what, I never asked Daniel what they were going to name her.  I’m sure it will have something to do with fly fishing.  This is going to be a big day for him!  I’ll keep you posted.

Fishing has been pretty good for some anglers.  Gavin Greeley came in yesterday and showed me a photo of a 19 ½” rainbow he caught in the Little River.  He was fishing here in town.  I got an e-mail and photo from Joe Mcgroom.  He caught a 24 ½” brown in the Park on Saturday.

As of yesterday morning there was three feet of snow at Newfound Gap and almost four feet at Mount Leconte.  I bet they get quite a bit more out of this new weather event.  The snow is really coming down right now.

The weather folks say we’ll see high temperatures in the low to high 50’s starting Saturday and it seems we’ll stay that way through March 11th.  It looks like we’ll get up to 58 on Monday.  Hey, we’re talking about fishing weather, finally.

Get ready with Parachute Adams in sizes #12 down to #16,  Quill Gordons, Blue Quills, Blue Wing Olives and Pheasant Tails or Copper Johns for droppers.  It won’t be very long I hope.

Want to do something fun and beneficial Saturday Night?  You can see two films about fly fishing in Venezuela, Idaho, Florida, Alaska, New Orleans and Patagonia on the “Big Screen”.  This film presentation will be held in Oak Ridge at the Pollard Technology and Conference Center.  The tickets cost $15 and funding is used to benefit Casting For Recovery.  So, you will be able to enjoy an evening of great fly fishing and help women who are recovering from breast cancer.  The information is below.  Call 865-742-4143 for any additional information you need. 

This will get you primed for Spring.

Have a great day and thank you for being here with us.

Byron Begley
March 2, 2010

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