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The Fishing Report 11/22/17 Great Smoky Mountains National Park and East Tennessee
Time of Readings 5:16 am Eastern Time Zone : CFS=Cubic Feet Per Second
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Water Temperature Little River
Stream Flow
Sunrise
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Rainfall 2017 YTD Knoxville Apt
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46.8 Fahrenheit
1.88 Feet 154 CFS
7:19
5:25
48.47"
42.00"



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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 5:16 am, the temperature outside is 41.1 degrees.

Today will be sunny with a high temperature in the low 50’s and a low tonight around 32 degrees. Tomorrow, Thanksgiving day, will be about the same, but a little warmer. The weekend is going to be awesome. Expect a high temperature in the low 60’s Saturday.

Little River is flowing at 154 cubic feet per second (cfs) or 1.88 feet on the flow gauge. Median flow for this date is 204 cfs. The water temperature is 46.8 degrees this morning.

Fishing will be much better today, due to the warmer water. I would fish the low to mid-elevations, East Prong around Metcalf Bottoms, up or downstream from there. The Middle Prong is a good choice. Try the West Prong of Little River or Abrams Creek. Lynn Camp Prong may be OK. I’m not sure about the water temperature there. I would like to take the hike and fish there today.

I would use nymphs, weighted. I think you will do fairly well.

The brown trout are spawning now. Jack told me yesterday, they are spawning late for some reason. He told me, “It’s one of those years”. I thought it was about over.

He called me yesterday, to see if I wanted to go to the Park with him, to watch the browns. I was on the treadmill, working out, wearing my headphones, and didn’t hear the call. He called Paula, who was at Costco. She told him I was at home. So, he drove over here and rang the door bell. I didn’t hear a thing.

I called Jack last night. He said a lot of people were fishing yesterday, and ran into some of our friends who were watching the brown trout spawn.

Jack won’t fish to spawning trout. I think he may have fished to the males, years ago, when they spawned, but he just watches now, then goes back after they finish, to catch a few. I don’t like to fish for spawning browns. But, I do like watching them and would have enjoyed the day with Jack yesterday.

I do have other friends who have been fishing for the males.

Try to avoid redds when wading. Walking on a nest, can crush the eggs or kill the fry. There will be a lot of redds in Little River, and other streams that have brown trout, to avoid. Little River has a large population of brown trout. The redds are typically lighter in color than the streambed around them.

The Clingmans Dome Observation Tower has been closed for repairs since August. The contractor has curtailed the rehab for the Winter. So, the Park Service re-opened the tower. I was not expecting this. You can read the article on the Daily Times website by CLICKING HERE. The tower puts you at the elevation of 6,643 feet above sea level. The view is incredible.

You don’t have long to enjoy this feature. The road to Clingmans Dome closes December 1st for the Winter. You better go now.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. The shop will be closed. Also, I get to sleep in. I never write the fishing report on that holiday.

I drove to Ace Hardware yesterday. Townsend is busy, serving our holiday visitors. Our visitors, and us locals, will to enjoy beautiful weather through the weekend. It is not always this warm and dry this week. Enjoy it while you can.

Have a great day and Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you for being here with us.

Byron Begley
November 22, 2017

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