Great Smoky Mountains Fly Fishing Report - November 25, 2019
All the major streams in the park are still high, too high to wade safely this morning, but
falling fast. Many of the smaller streams should be in good enough shape to fish. I don't
think it will be long before some larger ones get into good shape There is more rain
coming this week, but it looks like it won't be heavy, at least for a few days.


Smoky Mountain Stream Conditions:
The streams with links that have nearby USGS Station Real-time stream data: Click the
links to see updates:

Little River:  Rate 579 cfs at 2.77 ft.
(good wading conditions up to 250 cfs, and with extra caution up to 400 cfs
)

Oconaluftee River: Rate 845 cfs at 2.73 ft.
(good wading conditions up to 500 cfs, and  with extra caution up to 700 cfs)

Cataloochee Creek: Rate 190 at 2.93 ft.
(good wading conditions up to 125 cfs and with extra caution up to 150 cfs.

Little Pigeon River: (Does Not Have a USGS gauge): It is a little below a normal level.

Hazel Creek and the other larger NC streams flowing into Fontana Lake:
The streams are all a little below a normal level..

Weather Forecast: (At Gatlinburg at 1600 foot elevation)  
Today,
will be sunny, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.
Tonight's low will be around 37.

Tuesday, expect increasing clouds, with a high near 59. Calm wind.
Tuesday night, showers are likely, mainly after 1am. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low
around 46. South wind around 5 mph. The chance of precipitation is 70%.



Trout Flies Currently Needed Now:
Streamers:
Brown Sculpin: 6
White Belly Sculpin: 6
Articulated Sculpin and Leeches: 4

Blue-winged olives : 16/18
nymphs
emergers
duns
spinners

Midges:- Cream: 20/22
larva
pupa
adults

Slate Drakes: 10/12
nymphs
adults

Needle Stoneflies: 16/18
nymphs
adults

Recommended Fishing Strategy:
Keep in mind, the strategies I am recommending is for the maximum odds of catching
numbers of fish. Many prefer or favor a dry fly and by all means there isn't anything
wrong with that. It's just a fact that if nothing is hatching at the time, it reduces your odds
of success. You can still probably hook some trout, just not as many as if you fish
subsurface. Of course, this is also based on using good techniques and the right flies.
Some guys don't know how to fish below the surface.

Strategy:
Not all of the insects you see above will be hatching in the same location. It is usually only
one or two. It varies with the elevation. Some are just starting in the low elevations and
some about finished in the higher elevations. If you fished the day or two before and know
where something is hatching, fish the nymph or larva stage of it. If you haven't fished the
day or two before, until I spotted something hatching, I would fish the BWO nymph. If you
spot something hatching (coming off the water), change to the appropriate emerger, dun
or adult imitations of the insect.

Tips for Beginners:
Don't let anyone intimidate you by contending that fly fishing is more difficult to learn and
master than other types of fishing. It isn't.

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