Copyright 2019
James Marsh
Hiwassee River, Tennessee - Fishing Report -
pril 13, 2019
Stream levels are sill a problem for wading anglers most of the
time but usually okay for boats.
Be sure to check the discharge
schedule before traveling very far to fish. They will be running one
generator today and tomorrow. That makes it safe to wade with
caution most of the time.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
 There is a chance of rain next Saturday
and Sunday, otherwise clear. Highs will range from 57 to 75
degrees and lows from 36 to 54 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Afternoon Water Temperature: 46
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 adult
Black Flies, size 18/20, lava, pupa and adults
Aquatic Worms, size 12, pink, red, and others
Hendricksons/Red Quills, size 12/14, numphs, emergers, duns and spinners
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.
Black flies are hatching. Aquatic Worms are working.
Little Black stoneflies are hatching.

Hendricksons/Red Quills are hatching.
Fly Fishing Hiwassee
River, Tennessee
A description of the
Hiwassee River, Guide to
fly fishing the Hiwassee
River, Hiwassee River
fishing seasons and much
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