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The Fishing Report 04/25/24 Great Smoky Mountains National Park and East Tennessee
Time of Readings 4:55 am Eastern Time Zone : CFS=Cubic Feet Per Second

Fishing Gauge indicating fishing is good.

Water Temperature Little River
Stream Flow
Rainfall 2024 YTD Knoxville Apt
Rainfall Normal YTD Knoxville Apt

53.6 Fahrenheit
1.93 Feet 173 CFS


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

Welcome to the Fishing Report from Townsend, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains. At 4:55 am, the temperature in Townsend is 43 degrees.

This is going to be a nice day! It will be sunny with a high temperature in the middle 70’s and a low tonight around 50 degrees.

Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance for showers, a high in the middle 70’s and a low in the upper 50’s.

Saturday will be cloudy with a high in the upper 70’s and Sunday will be sunny with a high in the lower 80’s.

Little River is flowing at 173 cubic feet per second (cfs) or 1.93 feet on the gauge. Median flow for this date is 241 cfs. The water temperature is 53.6 degrees this morning.

Most if not all streams in the mountains are flowing lower than normal. Some are flowing close to normal. Water temperatures are good for trout activity at most elevations. Overall, fishing conditions in the Smokies are very good. Trout are taking dry flies, nymphs and wet flies.

Fishing for stocked trout in the low elevation rivers is good. You should do well using nymphs, egg flies, squirmy worms or small streamers. An olive or black Wooly Bugger is a good streamer to use. If the trout are being picky, try downsizing your tippet and flies. A midge pupa imitation might work.

Fishing for smallmouth bass in the lowland rivers is good. Nymphs and streamers will work for sure. You might do well with foam floating flies or poppers so give them a try.

There are generation schedules that you should check out today no matter which tailwater you enjoy fishing. There are many opportunities for wading or boating. Click on the TVA website links below to see what tailwater fishing options you have today.

The long anticipated cicada emergence has begun to our south, specifically in South Carolina and Georgia. The soil reached the right temperature and the fun has begun. Soon, that will occur in Tennessee. We have sold a lot of black foam in the fly tying department this year.   

We are holding a Beginner Fly Tying Class on Saturday April 27th. If you are interested in this fascinating hobby and would like to start learning now, here is your chance. The cost of the class is $100 which includes the use of our tools, all materials and lunch. This is an all-day class that will be taught by Brian Courtney. To book your spot, call the shop at 865-448-9459. The class is limited to 5 students and will be held in our classroom at the shop.

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

Byron Begley
April 25, 2024

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