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James Marsh
Hiwassee River, Tennessee - Fishing Report -
April 20, 2018
Current stream conditions are a little above normal. They won't be
running much water for the next two days.  Midges, Little
Blue-winged olives are hatching. When the levels are up, fish the
Brown sculpin streamer. Fish the pupa and larva of the midges
rigged in tandem.

Stream Conditions:
USGS Real Time Data:  3940 cfs at 16.24 ft.

7 Day Weather Forecast:
 There is a chance of rain from Sunday
through next Thursday, otherwise clear the coming week. Highs will
range from 64 to 74 degrees and lows from 50 to 54 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
Little Black Caddis, size 18, 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.
Aquatic worms are working.
Little Black Caddis 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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