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The Fishing Report 07/31/18 Great Smoky Mountains National Park and East Tennessee
Time of Readings 8:30 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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68.90 Fahrenheit
1.70 Feet 132 CFS
6:43
8:41
32.58"
30.19"



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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. Clouds hang over the area this morning. Rain will be scattered but it is coming.

The weather forecast over the next few days is going to be damp. There is high rain chances until the weekend. Temperatures are going to be cooler also. Tomorrow's high is only going to be in the upper 70's.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PREDICTED HIGHS AND LOWS TODAY

LOCATION HIGH LOW
TOWNSEND 82 67
GATLINBURG 81 66
ELKMONT 79 64
CADES COVE 80 66
NEWFOUND GAP 76 62
MOUNT LECONTE 66 56
CHEROKEE 79 64
SMOKEMONT 74 63

The Little River gauge is reading 1.70 feet or 132 c.f.s. This is higher than the daily normal of 106 c.f.s. Keep an eye on water flows over the next few days. Rain could cause water levels to rise.

Water temperatures this morning are good. The Little River gauge is 68.9F. This seems high for trout fishing but it is taken low in elevation at the Park boundary. Numbers are useful as a baseline. Where you will actually be fishing in the Smokies will be much cooler.

Fishing has been good in the Smokies. Water levels and temperatures are excellent for this time of year. Many years we are concerned about low, warm water. Not this year. Rain this week should create some excellent fishing as we go into August.

Check the USGS gauge before heading to the river just to be sure what water levels are. You can give us a call at the Shop also.

If water levels rise, nymphs are going to be effective. Green Weenies, Double Tungsten Stoneflies, Pat's Rubberlegs, Prince nymphs etc. Terrestrials like beetles and ants can be good also.

The manufacturer's sales representatives will start coming by the Shop soon to show us all the new gear coming out for 2019. Raz Reid, with Sage, Fishpond and Rio, is going to be coming later this week. I can't wait to see all the new packs that Fishpond has. One product I've seen pictures of is a new wader belt and another is a new wading staff. Sage has a new small stream rod called the Dart. Raz was telling me about Redington's trout spey rods. This is a foreign but interesting concept. We might need to buy a rod and line set up and have it at the Shop to play with. Rio has some new lines too.

Byron has been very busy working on the Fly Tying department. I had let it falter a bit. All of the pegs are going to be full (unless the manufacturer is out of stock). He is going to be getting the hackle section back in shape. The Fly Tying Department is a colossal amount of work, ordering and receiving. It is worth it though.

Hopefully Byron and Jack are getting some painting done on the building today. It is going to look great all re-painted.

If you head out fishing keep an eye on water levels. Have a great day and thank you for being here with us.

Daniel Drake
July 31, 2018

Respond to: byron@littleriveroutfitters.com
 

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