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

Welcome to the Fishing Report.  It is overcast and 72 degrees in Townsend this morning.  I got to work at 7:15 am.  The view of the sunrise from my office window was awesome.  I snapped a picture of it for you.  Unfortunately, due to a crazy morning I am unable to show you the photo.  Adobe Photoshop is not working on my computer at the office.  I re-installed the whole Adobe Suite and nothing is working.  I’ll spend tomorrow in Knoxville.  I’m a home now using my computer here.

The water is still low in Little River.  Flow is currently 38 cubic feet per second (cfs).  Median flow for this date is 81 cfs.  I think this is the lowest flow reading on the river this year.  The water temperature was 73 degrees at 7:20 am.

Rain, maybe heavy rain is in the forecast.  It should begin today.  Rain will continue through Wednesday.  The odds are 60% today and 70% tomorrow.

Fishing is OK in the Smokies.  Most anglers are doing best on the small streams.  The trout are hiding in the riffles and deep runs.  Dry flies and nymphs are working.  Dries are catching more trout.  Nymphs will probably catch larger trout. 

Take care fishing in the Park or anywhere in the region.  According to the National Weather Service, “Heavy rain will be possible with these storms…which may lead to localized flooding of smaller creeks and streams and in poor drainage areas”.

Be alert for rising water.

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

Byron Begley
September 2, 2012

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