Copyright 2017
James Marsh
Hiwassee River, Tennessee - Fishing Report -
August
16, 2017
They are still running two generators during the day That means
the flows are strong and high, too high wade safely
. It can be
fished from a drift boat. The schedule is subject to change, so
make sure you check it.

Stream Conditions:
USGS Real Time Data:  4530 cfs at 17.07 ft.




7 Day Weather Forecast:
 There is a chance of rain everyday
t
hrough Friday, then clearing. Highs will range from 89 to 93
degrees and lows from
69 to 74 degrees.



Recommended Trout Flies:
Afternoon Water Temperature: 58
Clarity: clear
TVA Release Schedule Apalachia
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6/8
Blue-winged Olives: size 20/16 nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Cinnamon Caddis, size 16/18, larva, pupa and adults
Green Sedges, size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Slate Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs and spinners
Sulphurs, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8-12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Be sure to check the TVA release schedule shown above. If no turbines are running, you
can wade the stream. If one is running, you can wade the stream in places but floating it
would be the preferred method.
Fish the Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin Streamers anytime during low light
conditions or higher water levels.
The Black and Olive Matuka Sculpin both are excellent streamers to use at this time of
the season. Hatches of various species of Blue-winged Olives are always possible in the
afternoons. Midges are best fished in tandem. Slate Drakes are hatching. Sulphurs are
hatching. Green sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
Terrestrial may be important at times - Carpenter ants, Japanese beetles and Hoppers.
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this stream and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to you in
time for your fly fishing trip.

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