Seeing the Different Water Levels on Little River

We took a short trip up Little River yesterday. The weather was absolutely beautiful and we saw a few fish sitting up in what we think of as predictable spots. We didn’t even rig a rod though. I think that just being outside on a pretty day was enough.

Here’s a quick look at a spot on the river where I took a photo last week during the high water and another shot yesterday in more fishable flows. If you’re don’t come to the Smokies often you might still consider the water to be high, but it’s at a pretty reliable level, particularly for the spring. It’s just exceptionally unusual for water to remain at this level in the fall.

Last week during the high water

Last week during the high water

A much more manageable water level

A much more manageable water level

These photos were taken on Little River Road at Meigs Falls. The water had already dropped about a foot when I took the high water photo, so it was higher. In fact, the river was substantially higher the last week of September.

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Comments

  1. Tom
    Maybe Charity took the picture??

  2. You know, a manly guide would have taken the photograph from the middle of the river, thereby conveying the true magnitude of the raging waters.

    Just saying is all.