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The Fishing Report 06/28/18 Great Smoky Mountains National Park and East Tennessee
Time of Readings 5:23 am Eastern Time Zone : CFS=Cubic Feet Per Second
 

Water Temperature Little River
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Rainfall 2018 YTD Knoxville Apt
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64.9 Fahrenheit
2.58 Feet 463 CFS
6:22
8:56
26.55"
24.80"



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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 5:23 am, the temperature outside is 67.5 degrees.

Thunderstorms are likely again today. In fact, I just heard thunder. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, something we have not seen much of in a while. It is going to be hot tomorrow and through the weekend, with temperatures rising to the upper 80’s to maybe 90 degrees. There is a chance for scattered thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday.

It rained yesterday. The Knoxville Airport reported .86” and the exact same amount fell near our house during the past 24 hours.

Little River is flowing at 463 cubic feet per second (cfs) or 2.58 feet on the flow gauge. Median flow for this date is 114 cfs. The water temperature is 64.9 degrees this morning.

Other streams in the Park are flowing higher this morning, but all are receding at the moment.

Little Pigeon is flowing high at 1,590 cfs or 3.36 feet on the gauge compared to median flow of 234 cfs.

Oconaluftee is flowing at 967 cfs, compared to 331 median flow.

Cataloochee is somewhat higher than median flow at 100 cfs. Median flow there is 61 cfs.

Tellico River in the Cherokee National Forest is flowing at about twice median flow at 240 cfs.

It looks like some very strong thunderstorms are about to be here any minute. You can see the radar for our area by CLICKING HERE. Right now, I am hearing constant thunder. When you reach this page, click on the blue “Animate” button to watch the progress of these storms.

Heavy rain is falling right now.

Today may be a fly fishing “wash out” in the Smoky Mountains. You may find some fishable water. You will likely see higher and stained water in Little River this morning, after this storm passes. When this one is gone, there are more coming and they are all headed toward Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

If you do find suitable water, fishing will be good.

Watch for flash floods. The National Weather Service if warning us of torrential rainfall and large hail, with winds gusting to 60 miles per hour. There is not doubt, there is lightning too. You don’t want to be in a stream, when storms like these are in the area. You don’t want to be in the forest either. You could be struck by lightning or have a tree fall on you.

Maybe this will pass later this morning and you can go fishing. Right now, I would not plan on it.

Jack and Paula are remodeling our master bath and bedroom. I was sitting with them late yesterday, enjoying an adult beverage. She looked out the sliding doors in the keeping room and saw a bobcat walk by. By the time she told us, the cat was gone.

That happened a month ago. We saw the cat briefly, just walking behind our house.

An 18 year old girl parked her brand new Mustang at a Cracker Barrel restaurant to enjoy a meal with her family. The restaurant is located in Knoxville, near the Interstate. A black bear walked through the parking lot as the patrons watched. It climbed onto the top of a 4 Runner, then jumped onto the top of her new Mustang, denting the top of the car. You can read the story and watch the video on the WBIR website by CLICKING HERE.

I don't think Cracker Barrel allows bears inside their restaurants. We don't allow them in our store either.

We have not seen many bear at our house this year. They are here, probably every day and night. Like that bobcat, they just walk by. We have to be looking out or be outside to see them. We do not leave garbage or food outside so there is no reason for the bears to hang out. They just always walk by.

It is pouring out there. We have already had almost ½ inch of rain this morning and it is 6:27 am. The first storm has blown through the Park and has reached the North Carolina line.

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

Byron Begley
June 28, 2018

Respond to: byron@littleriveroutfitters.com 


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