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The Fishing Report 05/05/21 Great Smoky Mountains National Park and East Tennessee
Time of Readings 6:30 am Eastern Time Zone : CFS=Cubic Feet Per Second

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3.40 Feet 1020 CFS
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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. Weather this morning is much more calm than yesterday.  No rain today.

Water levels are high.  They rose a lot yesterday and ended up at almost 5 feet on the gauge.  This morning the gauge is giving a reading of 3.40 feet or 1020 c.f.s.  The daily normal is 276 c.f.s.  The streams are too high and muddy to make fishing worth it today.

The temperature gauge for Little River doesn't appear to be working.  Water temps would be good if the levels weren't too high.

There is some fishing opportunities on the Clinch today.  The TVA website is showing no generators until 2pm then one for a few hours after that.  Always check with the website or phone number before going as discharges can change without warning.

Fishing in the Smokies today will be difficult to dangerous. If you decide to go, stay out of the water.  Nymphs or streamers would be the choice today.

My apologies for the late / short report today.  Not much to say though other than make plans for later in the week.

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

Daniel Drake
May 05, 2021

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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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