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James Marsh
Hiwassee River, Tennessee - Fishing Report -
15, 2018
Stream levels have been high most all of last week. They are back
to one or t
wo turbines running most of the time. There is rain in the
forecast and this is subject to change
. Currently, there are some
good wading opportunities
only in the late mornings.

Stream Conditions:
USGS Real Time Data: xxx cfs at xxx ft. (not working)

7 Day Weather Forecast:
 There is a slight chance of rain
veryday for the coming week. Highs will range from 90 to 93
degrees and lows from 6
8 to 73 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Afternoon Water Temperature: 54
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 18/16 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
Aquatic Worms, size 12, pink, red, and others
Slate Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs and spinners
Cinnamon Caddis, size 18/16, lava, pupa and adults
Golden Stoneflies, size 10/12, nymphs and adults
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.
Aquatic worms are working.
Cinnamon Caddis are hatching. Slate Drake are hatching. Golden Stoneflies are hatching.
1. Email us (
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 (
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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