Mild Weather & High Water

It looks like another week of mild weather is on the way here in the Smokies, but it also comes with more high water. Our tailwaters have been blown out for a long time with very short breaks in the high flows. It’s absolutely pouring as I write this so we can be sure TVA will have to continue pumping water through the dams to keep reservoirs below their seasonal flood management level.

Smoky Mountain streams got relatively high over the weekend and will certainly rise today. You can track stream levels throughout the Smoky Mountain region on our website. This is extremely useful to figure out whether or not a stream is worth fishing so you might want to book mark the page for future reference.

Fortunately the streams don’t stay high for more than a day or two and will be fishing when the water falls. In the meantime, conditions are prime for tying flies or reading books.

Box full of flies

Fill ’em up!

 

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