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The Fishing Report 06/13/18 Great Smoky Mountains National Park and East Tennessee
Time of Readings 5:31 am Eastern Time Zone : CFS=Cubic Feet Per Second
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Water Temperature Little River
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Rainfall 2018 YTD Knoxville Apt
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65.3 Fahrenheit
2.26 Feet 311 CFS
6:19
8:53
23.56"
22.92"



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Townsend, Tennessee - Fly Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains, East Tennessee and Western North Carolina

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Welcome to the Fishing Report from Townsend, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains. At 5:31 am, the temperature outside is 65.3 degrees.

We can expect rain and scattered thunderstorms at times today. It will be mostly cloudy. The high temperature will reach the mid-80’s. the chance for rain diminishes as we move into the weekend. The weekend will be hot, with highs climbing to near 90 degrees.

Little River is flowing at 311 cubic feet per second (cfs) or 2.26 feet on the flow gauge. A thunderstorm dropped water somewhere in the watershed last night before midnight, then again early this morning. The river is receding. Median flow for this date is 162 cfs. The water temperature is 65.3 degrees this morning, at the low elevation USGS gauge site.

Other streams in the Smokies were affected by scattered thunderstorms overnight, including Catloochee Creek, Oconaluftee River and Little Pigeon River. They are all receding. None appear to be blown out, though you may find stained or higher water in some streams.

Heavy rain is not expected today, except possibly in some isolated strong thunderstorms.

I love cloudy days. They are usually good fishing days. Today may be a very good fishing day. Don’t be surprised if the stream you are fishing begins rising or becomes stained. If the stream is rising, move to the bank. Be prepared to exit quickly. If the water is stained, you may consider moving to another stream, where the conditions are better.

I would go prepared with Yellow Sally Stonefly patterns. One of our favorite patterns is the Yellow Neversink Caddis. Though it was tied to mimic a caddis, the trout think it is a stonefly, or that is what I think. A small Yellow Stimulator is another good choice.

Try foam beetles. Green or Pink Weenies are excellent choices. Drop them off the dry or add weight and fish them alone or in tandem. A Bead Head Pheasant Tail is a good nymph to use. Squirmy Worms are great offerings this time of the year.

Check the TVA website generation schedules on your favorite trout or smallmouth bass tailwater. TVA is releasing less water in some cases.

This will be a super lake fishing day. Use poppers, foam floating flies, weighted Wooly Buggers or Puglisi Threadfin Shad patterns. Watch out for thunderstorms. My advice, is to head to the ramp when you see thunderheads approaching or hear thunder.

Lowland rivers will be fishing well, if they are not stained. Poppers and foam floating flies will likely work for you. If it remains cloudy, as predicted, you can fish all day and probably do well.

I wish I could go but I have to work today.

The importance of Joe Brooks to fly fishing is paramount. Joe changed fly fishing.  He is an icon. Joe brought fly fishing to the forefront in America in the 50’s and 60’s. He pioneered fly fishing in America and in other countries, including Patagonia in Argentina. He proved you could catch saltwater fish on fly rods, including tarpon.  

He wrote books and wrote for fishing magazines. He introduced his young friend, Lefty Kreh, to fly fishing.

The reason most people today, do not know much about Joe Brooks is, he died in the early 70’s. I knew Joe Brooks by reading his articles and eventually watching him on television. I began fly fishing in 1962. He was about the only source of information for me. But, most people I know started fly fishing after his death in 1972.

This weekend, you have the opportunity to meet Joe Brooks by watching the new 90 minute long documentary. I have included some movie trailers on the report today. Below them is the television schedule I got from my friend Joe Congleton. Joe Congleton knew Joe Brooks personally and fished with him.

We are excited about this movie and I hope you are too. To me, this will be like going back in time.

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

Byron Begley
June 13, 2018

The Joe Brooks Story - trailer from joebrooks documentary on Vimeo.





The trailer link below is a longer version of the first one you watched above on Vimeo.  

The Joe Brooks Story - trailer from joebrooks documentary on Vimeo.

Dates and times in our area, given by the producer. These may not be correct where you live. Look the schedules up online yourself to be sure when they are shown.

World Fishing Network
Friday June 15th 10 pm (EST)
Saturday June 16th 4 pm (EST)
Sunday June 17th 10 am (EST)

Outdoor Channel
Saturday June 16th 7:30 pm (EST)

Sportsman Channel
Friday June 15th 8 pm (EST)

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