Copyright 2017
James Marsh
Hiwassee River, Tennessee - Fishing Report -
February
15, 2017
The weather is going to be nice and warm for the next week. The
discharges and stream levels are good for wading as of today.
There is a chance of rain Saturday but otherwise, clear for the next
week. Midges and little BWOs are the main insects hatching.
Sculpin streamers have been working good when it is cloudy.

Stream Conditions:
USGS Real Time Data:  1180 cfs at 11.47 ft.




7 Day Weather Forecast:
 There is a chance of rain on Saturday,
otherwise clear
. Highs will range from 56 to 65 degrees and lows
from
30 to 42 degrees.



Recommended Trout Flies:
Afternoon Water Temperature: 44 (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
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
Black Flies, size 18/20, 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.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
Black flies are hatching.
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
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 (sales@perfectflystore.com)
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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