Townsend, Tennessee
August 3, 2009

Welcome to the Fishing Report.  It is sunny and 65 degrees in Townsend this morning.  Little River is flowing strong at 445 cubic feet per second.  Normal for this date is 118 cfs.  Most of the watersheds in our area have more water than normal except Cataloochee.  Rainfall has missed that beautiful valley or what they got was not much.  We are going to have cool nights but warm days for the next few.  There is a chance for rain every day but the odds are low.  The Weather Service does warn us that though the chances are low, those storms that might develop could be strong or severe.

Fishing is good.  The smaller streams are more fishable for most anglers.  The large streams should be good too but you do need to be careful when wading.  We don’t take beginners out when the water is this high.  By later today the larger streams should be lower and more angler friendly. 

You can choose from a wide variety of flies right now.  I would start with terrestrials.  A nice chunky beetle or Chernobyl Ant would be good for a dry.  I would drop a Bead Head Pheasant Tail or Green Weenie off of the dry.  Attractor patterns will probably work fine too.  It’s hard to beat a Parachute Adams.  I would fish early and late when the sun is off the water.  If you fish during the day pick the shady stream sections.

The high elevations streams will be cool and the trout will be active.  July was a very wet month, especially near the end.  This will help our August fishing.  The cooler nights will also be beneficial to the trout’s behavior. 

The Little River Journal went out yesterday.  It should be in your e-mail box right now unless your company’s server or your Junk Mail filter got it. That happens fairly often.  Yesterday 3% of our newsletters bounced.  Some could be due to e-mail address that are wrong.  Customers write them down for us here and we have a hard time reading them.  Maybe we need a computer downstairs dedicated to the task of gathering subscribers. 

If you didn’t get yours and you subscribed send me an e-mail.  I’ll check your e-mail address and correct it. If your address is correct a filter on your end probably nabbed it. 

We have to manually go in and move valid e-mail to the white list which allows future messages to flow through our system without resistance.  The problem is, I get a lot of junk mail because our  domain name has my e-mail address attached to it as the contact person.  Spammers pick up my e-mail address easily.  That is why I get so much junk.  Daniel removes hundreds of them from our server.  I bet several valid e-mails get dumped.  The problem is overwhelming.

I guess e-mail is a good thing if it works correctly.

I have a Chamber of Commerce board meeting this morning so I better get going.

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

Byron Begley
August 3, 2009

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