The much needed rain we received after our heat wave has produced some great water around the area. Fishing conditions are close to perfect. The water isn't too high and the flow is right where it should be. Keep sticking with yellow patterns and a dry dropper set up. Yellow Sally's are still on fire, as well as, Parachute Adams. Like always, Bead Head Pheasant Tails are great to pair with any dry fly. You can also try using an Inch Worm pattern, like the Greenie Weenie. With the days getting hotter, start in a lower elevation in the morning and work your way up stream to higher elevations for the afternoon. Greenbrier is still a little high, this means nymphs are working much better there, but we are still catching a few on drys. West Prong of The Little Pigeon River, as always, is fishing remarkably well; pretty much every pattern on our list is being hammered. Little River is also fishing great, a few nice sized Browns have been caught and most of the Rainbows we've been catching have been larger than 9 inches. And for those of you who don't know, those are nice sized fish for the GSMNP. If you were debating about coming here to fish, come on down and we hope to see you in the shop.
The Gatlinburg water has been on the warm side these past few days. This makes the fish last around four days or so. Along with the influx of people from the 4th of July, the Gatlinburg stocked waters are hurting a little bit. By now, the fish have seen everything thrown at them. This doesn't mean you don't have any chance at catching a fish, though. The town still stocks around 500 pounds every Thursday. If you can hold off to fish the weekend, your chances of catching a fish will be much greater. If you're in town before Thursday, stick to a size 8 or 10 hook and best of luck to ya!
*If you have any questions about fishing conditions, locations, or you would like to book a trip with one of our local, professional guides, give us a call at 865-436-8746 or shoot us an email via the Contact page.