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James Marsh
Hiwassee River, Tennessee - Fishing Report -
October 19, 2016
The discharge schedule is showing two generators running all day
today and tomorrow afternoon. I'm not sure what is going on here.
Make sure you check the schedule. There is some rain forecast for
the next two days.

Stream Conditions:
USGS Real Time Data:  2260 cfs at 14.01 ft.

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain on Thursday
and Friday, otherwise clear for the next week. Highs will range
from 62 to 85 degrees and lows from 42 to 63 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 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 18/16, larva, pupa and adults
Little Sister Caddis, 18, pupa and adults
Great Autumn Brown Sedges, size 10, pupa and adults
Slate Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs and spinners
Sandwich Hoppers, Green, size 8, 10, 12,
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Carpenter Ants, size 16/18
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.
Cinnamon Caddis are hatching. Great Autumn Brown Sedges are hatching.
Little Sister Caddis are hatching.
Japanese Beetles will become important later this month.
Grass hoppers will become important food for the trout later this month.
Carpenter Ants will become more and more important as the summer goes by.
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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