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

Welcome to the Fishing Report. A thick fog hung over the Townsend this morning. If my truck didn't automatically know where to slow to turn into the Shop I could have driven right past. I couldn't even see the building from the road.....I couldn't even see the left side of the road from the lane I was in. That is all burning off now to reveal a bright clear sky.

The streams are very clear too. Water temps are getting better. The streamflow gauge on Little River was reading 64.5F this morning. Water levels are low. The Little River is flowing at 1.20 feet or 33 c.f.s. Other streams around the Smokies look to be just as low.

Despite the low water people are still catching trout. You have to work a bit harder and you won't catch the large quantities but atleast you can find some action. Dry flies continue to produce well, but don't forget about nymphs especially early in the day.

Byron and Paula stopped in a few minutes ago to hook the boat up for their fishing adventure. I'll be writing the fishing report for the next week. This morning I had to remember all the steps it takes to get it done.

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

Daniel Drake
September 15, 2012

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