We’re guiding the rivers and streams everyday now and that’s why we haven’t been posting as much in the way of fishing reports.
All of the streams in the Smokies are back to normal levels. They were running a little on the high side after heavy rains about 10 days ago, but have been fishable for at least a week. Dry fly fishing in great in the Smokies now, especially on the small streams. Use nymphs on the bigger water most of the day and watch for hatches of Light Cahills and Sulphurs in the evening along with egg laying flights of Yellow Sallies.
I’ve been floating almost every day and we’re finally seeing good hatches. We’re seeing a blend of caddis and Sulphurs on the Holston. There are pretty good Sulphur hatches on the Clinch in the very late afternoon. Watch for generation to kick up a notch on the Clinch, but also expect plenty of time for wading.
We’ll be at Trout Fest this weekend. Come on down and see us along with Lefty Kreh, Bob Clouser, Joe Humphreys, Kevin Howell, Jim Casada and others.