Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report
And just like that July is over. Summer vacation is whizzing by and the older we get the faster time seems to fly. As a child I always dreaded the arrival of August as that meant it wasn’t long until school started back and my days of roaming the Smoky Mountains would come to an end. Except of course until the weekends where I could squeeze out a few more days of wet wading the streams casting nothing but dry flies to rising trout. I still spend my summers in the Smoky Mountains enjoying fly fishing for wild trout. The only difference is I now get to share my love of these Mountains and their trout with hundreds of guests that I have the pleasure of guiding each season.
The Great Smoky Mountains are fishing strong as ever this summer thanks in large part to good rainfall amounts. Typically Summer time is fairly wet inside the park as we often see afternoon pop up showers and thunderstorms. These showers are a much welcomed event as it cools the air and adds more water to the streams and creeks. This week temperatures are expected to be cooler with highs in the low 80’s lows overnight hitting the low 60’s. This should keep the fishing excellent all month!
The best hatches we’ve seen this week so far are Brown Stoneflies, Yellow Sallies, Tan Caddis, Olive Caddis, Trico’s and Blue Winged Olives. Of course Inch Worms, Bettles and Ant patterns are working great well. Some areas across the park have good hopper action too!
Have a great week y’all!