Copyright 2017
James Marsh
Hiwassee River, Tennessee - Fishing Report -
May 1
7, 2017
They are running one turbine for an hour tomorrow and none for
today. Conditions are good. There are lots of caddisflies hatching.
The USGS gauge is showing a -620 ft. The river must have gone
underground. That is the first time I have ever seen that. The levels
have been high but the discharges are letting up some.

Stream Conditions:
 USGS Real Time Data:  ???? cfs at 17.0 ft.

7 Day Weather Forecast:
 There is a chance of rain everyday for
the coming week. Highs will range from
80 to 87 degrees and lows
66 to 68 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Afternoon Water Temperature: 47 (near discharge)
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
Little Black Caddis, size 18, pupa and adults
Cinnamon Caddis, size 16/18, larva, pupa 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.
Little Black Caddis are hatching. C
innamon Caddis are hatching.
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2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.

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with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to you in
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