Saturday, August 14, 2010

Great Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Report **August 14, 2010**

Been another hot week, we are all sick of hearing about how hot it is but we have had 57 days this year over 90 degrees that breaks an all time record! Fishing is solid early, despite the heat the mountain streams are shaded in most spots by thick overhanging canopy so water at lower elevations is in the 72 degree range high but not worrying to bad yet!! The highcountry streams are best, anything above the 3,000 foot range is fishing well!  Terrestrials( Ants, Inchworms, Beetles, hoppers), Stimulators and use a dropper rig with a size 16, 18 Pheasant Tail Nymph or Hares Ear! Smallmouth Action is good on the Litttle River and Pigeon River with most being caught early and late on poppers and buggers!  Dead drifting the riffles with big damsel fly nymphs or buggers are producing as well!! Looks like next week we will start seeing a break in heat with lows of 50 degrees in the mountains, so get ready because fall is on its way to southern Appalachia and we are booking fast so give us a call and let Smoky Mountain Troutfitters show you an awesome day on the water in one of the most spectacular settings in the world!!!

Sean McKay
Smoky Mountain Troutfitters

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the report Sean. This time of summer is always exciting because we know fall is right around the corner.

    Have a great weekend,