Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report February 27th
What a month this has been! The fly fishing action around the Smoky Mountains have been incredible. It’s honestly been the best fishing we’ve ever seen in February. It was also the warmest February in recent memory which undoubtly was a major factor in activity. We saw lots of nice sized fish put in the net and some true river monsters caught too!
Cherokee Trophy Section
The action is strong on the Cherokee Trophy Section. The Raven Fork has consistently put up some big fish this month. Many days we have seen great hatches of Caddis and Blue Winged Olives that have brought fish to the surface and taking dry flies. It’s hard to put into words the feeling of watching a 20+ inch Rainbow trout smash a dry fly…in February! Of course we have caught them on subsurface patterns and chunking big streamers too! Fly Fishing in Cherokee has been the clear winner this month.
Tuckasegee River Fly Fishing
The Tuckasegee River has been fishing very strong too. We’ve seen some incredible hatches all month long. Literally swarms of Caddis and Midge hatches have kept the fish very active. Often times hatches have been so thick of midges in the afternoon that it looks like fog hanging over the river. Caddis hatches have been so thick it looks like thousands of them on the water. Of course the fish have been boiling the water feeding on them too! This month we started our afternoon Float Trips which have been very fun. The last two hours before sunset action really turns on. It’s arguably the best fishing of the day! Check it out on our website; Float Trip Special 1:30pm start time. We’re finishing up around 6:30-7:00pm.
The weather forecast this week has scattered thunderstorms on Tuesday and Wednesday. We’ll gladly take the rain, we are still considered to be in a drought. Mid week into the weekend looks nice. Sunshine and low 60’s. Can’t beat that!
We’ll see you on the water
Faith, Family, and Fishing!