Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report April 11th

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Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report April 11th

The Great Smoky Mountains are starting to really heat up in terms of fly fishing action! This time of year things across the region really come alive. Spring rains and overall warming trends have the mountains starting to green up and the fishing turns incredible this time of year!

Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report April 11th

Tuckasegee River Fly Fishing

The hottest fly fishing destination right now in the south is the Tuckasegee River! Fishing here is outstanding with over 29,000 trout per mile this month, its hard to beat! Home to Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout with fish averaging 14-20 inches you will certainly be impressed. We regularly catch fish in excess of the mid 20-inch range too! The Tuckasegee is a wide western sized tailwater that is perfectly suited for both Wade Trips and Float Trips. Open room to cast and plenty of big river features make this a great place to catch some trout, or learn to fly fish! Hatches are great this month with tons of different Caddis species and Quill Gordon’s coming off the water all day long. We’re seeing some March Browns ( yes, they hatch in April instead of March like their namesake), Hendrickson, Blue Quill, Blue Winged Olives and tons of Stoneflies. There is more biomass in the Tuckasegee River┬áthan any other river in the state of North Carolina.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report April 11th.┬áThe Great Smoky Mountains National Park is starting to fish very well. We’re still just a couple weeks away from what we consider the peak for fly fishing inside the park. When April arrives the action inside the park really starts to turn on quickly for catching beautiful wild trout! This month so far we’re seeing good hatches and great water levels all across the park streams. We’ve recieved plenty of rain making the streams run full. Its been almost a year now since the park streams have looked this good! The trout here are very active this week with the almost summer likes air temperatures putting them into feeding frenzy mode. The Smokies offer the prettiest streams and prettiest trout that we guide for. Don’t let the smaller size fool you, these jewels of the Smokies will test every ounce of skill you have. They’re also great for first time fly fishers too as they are opportunistic feeders and will smash most flies you put in front of them. The Tennessee Smoky Mountains near both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are really starting to turn on. The lower elevation sections are fishing best right now. The North Carolina side of the Smokies are starting to fish good on low eleveation streams such as Deep Creek and the Oconaluftee River.

Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report April 11th, Hazel Creek Fly Fishing Guides and Trips

Hazel Creek Fly Fishing Trips

Hazel Creek fly fishing action is hot, and will continue to get even better as this month progresses. Long considered the wildest and best trout stream in the Smoky Mountains, Hazel Creek is that magical place you don’t want to miss. Hazel Creek can now be experienced as a guided day trip with Fly Fishing the Smokies. Instead of a multi day camping trip, why not enjoy Hazel Creek as a Day Trip! Fly Fishing this watershed is an experience like no other. There’s not a river inside the national park with more history and mystique. Hazel Creek is easily one of the most beautiful places in the country! Don’t miss out on fishing the best the Smoky Mountains have to offer.

Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report April 11th


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