It’s been another week of good mayfly hatches in the Smoky Mountains and midge fishing on the tailwaters. Fishing continues to be spotty on the Clinch River with slow periods broken up by several minutes of really good activity. It doesn’t seem like there has been very much insect activity on the Clinch so that probably has something to do with the relatively slow fishing. Generation schedules remain favorable for waders or floaters.
On the other hand, it’s all come together this week in the Smokies. We’ve seen some excellent Quill Gordon hatches. Have a look for yourself. This was earlier in the week.
The weather forecast for the weekend is OK, but not great. Looks like Saturday will be the best day with more rain on the way on Sunday.