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05-06-2013, 08:28 PM
I'm going to be in Cherokee this Thursday ,may 9th. I hope the streams are not blown out from all the rain.Anyone know the current stream conditions?

05-06-2013, 08:39 PM
I would Google the locally shop over there and call tomorrow mid day and ask one of them. I believe it is 1 feather fly shop. By the looks of the past few days weather I would definitely plan on high water.

old tom
05-07-2013, 06:40 AM
Two links for you. This is the USGS site for streamflows. Scroll down to Swain County and you'll see that all rivers, the Luftee included, are running almost 4 times their normal flow. http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nc/nwis/current/?type=flow&group_key=county_cd The potential for more rain is in the forecast. I'd have a "Plan B" ready to go.

The other is a local fly shop in Cherokee. Give them a call. http://www.riversedgeoutfittersnc.com/Cherokee.asp

05-07-2013, 07:05 AM
Thanks Fly red and Old Tom. Plan A is go up in park and hope to find some fishable water.Plan B.......Beer ,,Blackjack.