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The Fishing Report 05/01/21 Great Smoky Mountains National Park and East Tennessee
Time of Readings 9:00 am Eastern Time Zone : CFS=Cubic Feet Per Second

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Rainfall 2021 YTD Knoxville Apt
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55.2 Fahrenheit
1.95 Feet 181 CFS
6:43
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17.36"
16.93"

 
 
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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. The weekend is here and it is going to be a beautiful one.  The air is cool and the sun is shining bright.  Time to soak work weary bones in the renewing waters of a trout stream.

Water levels in the Smokies are near perfect.  This morning the gauge on Little River is reading 1.95 feet or 181 c.f.s.  The daily normal is 249 c.f.s.  Streams are flowing clear.

Water temperatures dropped last night.  It wasn't a drastic fall but this morning the gauge is saying 55F,  The sun is shining so it will warm some today but since it will be relatively cool today I wouldn't expect a sharp rise.

Fish nymphs early.  Perdigons, Pat's Rubberleg, Pheasant tail, Prince nymph etc will be good choices.  The cool water will have the trout on the bottom early.  As the day warms switch to a dropper set up.  I like a Yellow Stimulator on top because I can see it and it floats well.

Later in the day try the dries.  Parachute Adams, Light Cahill, March Brown, Yellow stonefly patterns.  Sizes are going to range from #12-#16.

The first photos of cicadas are starting to show up on Facebook and Instagram.  I haven't heard any bugs or had mention of them yet in the Townsend area.  When they emerge the fishing will be crazy.  The last emergence of the black and orange ones that I remember was fairly scattered.

I'm going to keep this short so you can get out on the river and I can get to the pile of Fishpond boxes downstairs.


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

Daniel Drake
May 01, 2021

Respond to: daniel@littleriveroutfitters.com

It is that time of year again.  The Basket Auction for Nurses Week at UT Medical Center is May 3-7. The  baskets will be displayed in the gift shop window At UT Medical Center, in the lobby, and bidding will end Friday, May 7th at noon.

The basket of interest is the "Custom Walter Babb Fly Fishing Basket - Fly Rod and Tied Flies".
Included in the basket is:
Custom 7'9" 2 piece single tip 5 weight bamboo fly rod built by Walter Babb ($850 value, plus a one year wait list for custom rod).  The rod is called the Bradley Fork, a good all-around fly rod for mountain streams or tailwaters.  One of Walter's favorite fly rods.
Hand Tied flies by Walter Babb ($166 value) Includes 4 Dozen Dry Flies: Quill Gordons, Adams, Grey Fox, and Pale Evening Dun (retail value $96). Also includes smallmouth flies with assorted clouser minnows and craw chief (retail value $70).
Total value of the basket: $1,016

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