High water is nothing new.

This winter seems like it has been completely backwards. We had better weather in January and February than we have in March. By this time last year we were seeing the Quill Gordons leaving and welcoming the start of the March Browns in the Smokies not to mention the Caddis hatch on the Holston. This year has been a completely different story. So far the hatches have been delayed due to the crazy weather, which is nice for those who come to fish at the first of Spring but just a tease for the locals. We also haven’t seen our streams and tailwaters down to a fishable level is some time now. Check out this graph of the Little River and see how much it has spiked from yesterday’s rain.


It doesn’t take much rain to make it high, but at the same time it falls out fast.

It seems like lately we are having to reschedule trips because of the weather, which is not easy for folks but we want to make sure that everyone has a good chance at catching fish and enjoying the streams in the Smokies and our local tailwaters. We have been out with guides in other areas when the conditions were just down right terrible, so we know how it is. I think that the forecast is going to change pretty soon and we can start counting on the fishing to be a lot better all around East TN. Keep your eyes on the weather and stayed tuned to our fishing report and Facebook page for updates. In the mean time we will be stocking our fly boxes and getting the gear ready. Take care and hopefully (weather permitting) we will see you soon.




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