Townsend, Tennessee
June 24, 2009

Welcome to the Fishing Report. It is a beautiful Wednesday morning here in Townsend. The air is actually cool this morning. The past few days it has been hot and muggy, even in the early hours.

Water levels are still a bit high. Little River is flowing mostly clear and still a little high. Be careful if you fish it today. Wade cautiously if you have to wade at all. Hiking up the Little River Trail above Elkmont should bring you to some more manageable water. Jakes Creek is a fun stream to fish when water levels are high. It is a small stream that flows into Little River admidst the old cabins at Elkmont.
Middle Prong was flowing mostly clear with just a tint of color. Water levels looked to be just a little on the high side. As always be careful if you wade. There will be spots to fish at Tremont, you may have to search a bit more. Just be flexible. It may force you to try a stretch of river you haven't tried before.

West Prong of Little River was flowing at a good level and was clear. West Prong and Laurel Creek run off faster than the other prongs because they have a smaller watershed feeding them.

High elevation streams such as Walker Camp Prong can also be a good bet today.

As the water levels come back down closer to a normal level the dry fly action will return. Yellow is the color of Summer. Yellow Stimulators, Neversink Caddis, sulphurs, etc are all good this time of the year (#14 - #16) . Don't forget about the Green Weenies and Barbie Bugs. They don't look like much but the trout seem to like them. Nymphs continue to produce well also. Get your nymphs to the bottom. Especially in high water, trout will hug the bottom where the rocks break up the water creating calm places for them to sit.

Byron had to run to a meeting this morning so I get to write the report. He is scheduled to go fishing this afternoon so I'm sure he'll have stories to tell tomorrow.

If you go fishing today have fun and be careful. It looks to be a beautiful day!

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

Daniel Drake
June 24, 2009

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