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The Fishing Report 07/21/18 Great Smoky Mountains National Park and East Tennessee
Time of Readings 5:07 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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70.2 Fahrenheit
1.78 Feet 151 CFS
6:35
8:49
31.46"
28.62"



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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 5:07 am, the temperature outside is 64.6 degrees.

Light rain began falling after midnight. Thunderstorms moved into Townsend at 4 am. So far, .92” inches of rain has fallen. More is coming. Loud thunder can not only be heard, it can be felt. Heavy rainfall is being reported all around the east side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible today and tonight. Weather radar is indicating more rain moving east, toward Townsend, the Park and towns near the Park. The rain will end at some point this morning, but more is expected this afternoon and tonight.

The weather forecast indicates a high chance for thunderstorms through Tuesday, and possibly beyond.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PREDICTED HIGHS AND LOWS TODAY

LOCATION HIGH LOW
TOWNSEND 86 67
GATLINBURG 83 66
ELKMONT 81 64
CADES COVE 77 61
NEWFOUND GAP 72 56
MOUNT LECONTE 82 63
CHEROKEE    

Little River is flowing at 151 cubic feet per second (cfs) or 1.78 feet on the flow gauge. Median flow for this date is 130 cfs. The water temperature is 70.2 degrees this morning.

Little River, Little Pigeon River and Cataloochee Creek are rising. Oconaluftee River is not, not yet. I think most Park streams will be rising quickly and soon.

Check the links to Park streams that have USGS gauges, before going fishing today. You can check the Weather Underground Radar for Townsend by CLICKING HERE.

If you go, be aware strong to severe thunderstorms are possible. Flash flooding is a possibility. Falling branches and trees are safety concerns. Roads may close due to downed trees.

If the streams are not blown out this morning, fishing may be good. Dry flies and nymphs will work.

It is 6:10 am. I’m not sure what to expect today. I will probably update this report later.

UPDATE 8:14 AM
The widespread storm that blew through earlier this morning, weakened as it approached the highest peaks in the Park. Presently, there are no rain cells in our immediate area.

Most streams are stil rising in the Smokies, inclluding Little River, Little Pigeon River and Oconaluftee River. Cataloochee Creek has crested. Fishing may be fine in the Park. Or, the streams may continue to rise. Little River is at a fishable level right now.

More rain and possibly strong thunderstorms are predicted for this afternoon. That may or may not happen.

You may find stained water if you go now or later. That is something I can't determne.

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

Byron Begley
July 21, 2018

Respond to: byron@littleriveroutfitters.com
 

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