The rain continues to fall sporadically here in East TN and the Smoky Mountain area. The Holston below Cherokee has started to generate a lot of water with no breaks and is a little colored right now. Hopefully it won’t last long. The French Broad has a slightly better schedule, but is a little chilly due to the generation at night so streamers are the way to go (baitfish, crawdads, etc.)
Greg with a two-hander
The freestone rivers coming out of the Smokies have had better flows this Spring and have been a little warmer. As of right now though they are flowing high and muddy and will be for the next few days. As you can see from the picture the rain clouds were thick and the bottom was ready to drop out. Even with the water high and clouds over head the fish are still feeding, heck they don’t have a choice. By this time of year we are focusing more time on the big rivers having great topwater action and we have seen some already and we don’t expect that to change. This Spring has been delayed but with days reaching the 90’s for the rest of the week I would say that we are real close. Have a great day.