Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report - 02/14/14
Happy Valentines Day everyone.
Smoky Mountain Weather:
For Gatlinburg, there is a 40 percent chance of rain today after 4pm with a high near
45. Tonight there will be more rain and snow, possibly mixed with sleet, becoming all
snow after 2am. The low temperature will be around 28. Winds could gust as high as
25 mph. The chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1
to 2 inches is possible.
More snow is likely Saturday morning, mainly before 10am. The high should be near
38. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half
inch is possible. NWS Forecast
Smoky Mountain Stream Conditions:
The streams with links have nearby USGS Station Real-time stream data:
Little River: Rate 303 cfs at 2.12 ft.
(good wading conditions up to 250 cfs, and with extra caution up to 400 cfs)
Oconaluftee River: Rate 594 cfs at 1.99 ft.
(good wading conditions up to 500 cfs, and with extra caution up to 700 cfs)
Cataloochee Creek: Rate 140 cfs at 2.73 ft
(good wading conditions up to 125 with extra caution up to 150 cfs)
Little Pigeon River doesn't have a station nearby. Yesterday it looked like it was
near a normal level.
Hazel Creek and the other larger NC streams flowing into Cherokee Lake: My guess
they are getting near normal levels.
Current Recommended Streams
Recommended Trout Flies:
1. Blue-winged Olives:
Hook Size 18
nymphs (this would be the main fly)
2. Midges: Cream
Hook Size 20/22
3. Sculpins: Especially good in off color, high water & early/late in the day
Hook Size 6
White Belly Sculpin
4. Winter Stoneflies: 18/16
Recommended Fishing Strategy:
Tips for Beginners:
I don't recommend fishing today
Tips for the Self Proclaimed Experts:
Whatever Hits Me:
Yesterday, Biddie, our child dog, said "I'm not going back out there. Can't you see It's
up to my chin".
Copyright 2014 James Marsh
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2. Call us at 800-594-4726 and we
will help you decide which flies you
3. Call or email us with a budget for
flies and we will select them and get
them to you in time for your trip.
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