Copyright 2020
James Marsh
Hiwassee River, Tennessee - Fishing Report -
uly 04, 2020
Discharges and stream levels have been a little high the past few
. They should be in better shape the next few days. We
continue to get good reports
when the levels are fine. There are
good numbers of trout being caught by our customers.
Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
(click the box below for more detailed
weather information)

Recommended Trout Flies:
Afternoon Water Temperature: 54
Clarity: mostly clear
(new site)
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
Eastern Pale Evening Duns (called sulphurs, 14/16, nymphs,
emergers, duns, and spinners
Cinnamon caddis, size 16/18, pupa and adults
Sulphurs, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Black Carpenter Ants, size 16/18
Japanese Beetles, size 14/16
Sandwich Hoppers, Green, Brown, size 6/8/10/12
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.
Aquatic Worms are working.
Eastern Pale Evening duns are hatching.
Cinnamon Caddis are hatching.
Sulphurs are hatching.
Japanese beetles are working. Carpenter ants are working. Sandwich
hoppers are working.
Fly Fishing Hiwassee
River, Tennessee
A description of the
Hiwassee River, Guide to
fly fishing the Hiwassee
River, Hiwassee River
fishing seasons and much
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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