Water’s a Bit High, But the Weather’s Great


The view from Foothills Parkway

The view from Foothills Parkway

The water is still rather high after all the wet weather we’ve seen this weekend, but the weather is great. There wasn’t much fishing to be done yesterday so we drove over to lower Abrams Creek to just get outside and take a hike.

We both speculated that we could row the drift boat down Abrams right now. It would be fun, but even more dangerous. Just one tree across the river could end that trip in a hurry and make for a long walk home in rough terrain.

We might float Little River through Townsend for a little variety. It’s been a few years, but that’s something we did a few years ago while the river remained high for a couple of weeks. It only took a few hours, but we caught a good number of trout on streamers.

Weather looks good (and dry) this week

Weather looks good (and dry) this week

Expect water to remain high for a few more days, but it should be fishable in most streams by tomorrow. Don’t expect to do any wade fishing on the Clinch or Holston for some time. The Watauga and South Holston are the tailwaters to fish right now.

Over in North Carolina expect the Tuckaseegee to run too high to wade for the next few days. It’s floatable, but higher than optimal conditions. The Nantahala should have good conditions. The powerhouse is offline through the end of the year and a little extra water from the creeks shouldn’t make it too high.

Get out while the weather stays nice!

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