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Townsend, Tennessee - Fly Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains, East Tennessee and Western North Carolina
Welcome to the Fishing Report from Townsend, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains. At 5:51 am, it is very windy and the temperature is 66.6 degrees. I just now heard a tree fall outside our house.
Strong to severe thunderstorms will move across our area today and tonight. We may receive 1 “ to 1 ½” of rain, which could cause localized flooding. Strong winds to 45 miles per hour are possible in the high elevations.
I am looking at the weather radar right now. This system is headed our way.
If you are planning a fishing trip to the Smokies this weekend, see what happens today and tonight, then adjust your plans if necessary.
Strong winds could temporarily close roads and campgrounds in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We could have high water. Thankfully, this storm is coming through on a Thursday. That will give you the opportunity to look at the situation tomorrow at some point and make a decision. We do have a chance for thunderstorms tomorrow morning.
This storm could miss us completely. That happens often. I read the forecast that sounds like doom and gloom, and the storms often barely slip by the mountains. Maybe this will be one of those storms.
High temperatures today and tomorrow will be in the 70’s. It is expected to be cooler Saturday and Sunday with highs in the low 60’s and lows in the high 30’s to low 40’s. It will be sunny Saturday and Sunday.
So, there you have it. We’ll have to wait and see what happens. I hope we avoid this storm somehow, and fishing will be good this weekend.
Little River is flowing at 256 cubic feet per second (cfs) or 1.95 feet on the gauge. Median flow for this date is 346 cfs. The water temperature is 54.5 degrees.
I wish I could tell you what fishing will be like today and tomorrow but I can’t. If the wind and rain misses us, I think fishing will be very good, based on the water temperature and flows.
I am working every day this week, if we don’t lose power, so I won’t be out there. What I’m doing is updating our online store and working on search engine optimization. Our new online store did not get finished as planned, so I’m updating the old one.
After that, we’ll get back on the new online store later this year, I hope. The problem is, new 2017 merchandise will be shown to us this summer. Then, the online store will have to be updated again. All of this stuff takes longer to you than you can imagine.
Generation schedules look pretty good today at Norris and Cherokee dams. I think you can work in some wade fishing time on those tailwaters today. Check the TVA website and see what you think.
I talked to Jack yesterday. He told me the lake fishing is getting very good. Frank sent me a photo of a 29”, 10 pound redfish he caught yesterday on the Georgia coast. I saw a photo from North Georgia a customer sent me yesterday. It was a huge rainbow trout.
What I am seeing is, many people are fly fishing right now in the South. I got in a pinch with my work duties, and have not been this year. When this is over, I’m going for a long, extended period of time.
The guys at the shop are very busy too. I haven’t seen anything like this since before the great recession. It’s been a week since I have been to the shop, and it is only a 10-minute drive from here. I’m going today, to look around and talk to the guys.
The wind died down and it is getting somewhat light outside. The wind has more than died down. It is totally calm out there. Soon, the turkeys will be gobbling. That should start in a few minutes.
Have a great day and thank you for being here with us.
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