Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report May 12th

Posted by on May 13, 2019

Smoky Mountain Fishing Report

Fishing around the Great Smoky Mountains is hitting its peak! We are seeing one of the best Spring fishing seasons we have seen in years. A warm wet winter paved the way for fantastic conditions for March and April. May has been on point and we’ve seen some spectacular dry fly fishing in the park. Stream levels are running full and clear. Water temperatures are optimal and the weather has been fantastic!

Great Smoky Mountains

Heavy rain on Saturday and sporadic showers on Sunday have got the park streams running pretty full. Water levels will drop dramatically over night into the early week. Monday will be a good bet for Brown trout in the park. Big park Browns are on the prowl when water levels rise and get murky. Big predators prowl the banks in search of bait fish and smaller trout that have pushed to the calmer water along the banks. Tuesday will see park water levels back to down to normal, combine that with mid 60’s will give way to great dry fly fishing. By mid week temps will push back towards the lower 80’s and you can bet our guides will tossing the waders again in favor of some wet wading. High elevation Brookie fishing will be superb early week as water levels return quicker in high elevation streams.

Smokies Hatches

Spring hatches have been great. Yellow Sallies, Light Cahills and Green Drakes have been the main course for most trout. Tons of Caddis are also bringing lots of risers to the surface. Dont forget the power of a drowned Caddis when fishing the park. Many a fine trout have fell victim to a sunken Caddis. Brown Stones continue to be a force in the park. Big guys in sizes 4-8 have been a great choice for landing trout all day long especially on sunnny days. The Eastern Green Drakes that hatch around the Smokies are always easy to spot. These big mayflies look as if theyre big enough to fly up and order a beer at the local watering hole. Slow flying and plenty clumsy on the water’s surface make them an easy target for trout even in the fastest water.

Summer Specials

Fly Fishing the Smokies offers three different seasonal specials for guided fly fishing trips. Our Summer Specials include the 2hr Fly Fishing Fun Trip, the 5hr Summer Trout Special and our Float Trip Special. All great choices for fly fishing without breaking the bank. All Trips are privately guided and include all the gear and equipment you need!

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