Townsend, Tennessee - Fly Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, East Tennessee and Western North Carolina

Welcome to the Fly Fishing Report. It is a beautiful morning here in Townend. The mountains are becoming more green every day. Wild flowers are blooming. I have even seen fireflies back in Maryville.

Tremont Road is closed today due to some construction they are doing near the Institute. I heard they are installing a new septic system. According to road info line they should have it open tomorrow. The Wear Cove entrance is still closed due to construction on the bridge at Metcalf Bottoms. It should be open by the end of this week.

The webpage for the Townsend streamflow gauge still isn't working. Bill drove up to the Park for me and looked at the gauge. It is currently running at 2.22 feet. I found an old chart which gives the CFS for different height readings. I rounded a bit to get us a reading of 262 cfs. The Little River is running clear and 58F here in Townsend.

It looks like we have been moved to the Summer-time weather forecast. Beautiful weather until the afternoon thunderstorms roll in. Keep an eye and ear to the sky so you don't get caught in an unexpected storm.

I was hearing a lot of bad fishing reports from Saturday. Fishing should have been excellent. Water levels were good, bugs have been hatching. Anglers just seemed to have a hard time of it. So if you were out over the weekend and didn't catch a ton you are not alone. I know that doesn't make for a better trip...but atleast you can take solice in knowing that it wasn't you.

Byron had been itching to go fishing. He's had the boat hooked up for the last several days. He and Paula headed out fishing today. I hope they have a good time. Atleast it didn't come a huge downpour and lightning storm like the last time he was out there.

I just looked at the is almost 11. I better wrap this up.

Have a great day.  Thank you for being here with us.  Byron will be back to write the Fishing Report tomorrow.

Daniel Drake
April 2, 2012 

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