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Water flow: 2.0Ft.
Visibility: 16 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 56 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: Mid day
Best stretch: Upper reaches of West Prong and Middle Prong of the Little Pigeon
Best access point: New Found Gap Road and Greenbrier Trails and Little River Road
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Stoneflies, Yellow Sally, Caddis, Light Cahill, Blue Quill, March Browns,and Dark Hendrickson
Fish species: Trout and Smallmouth
Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: May 1 - October 1)
Nearest airport: Knoxville (Tyson-McGee Airport)
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 5X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 8' 6" 4 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Stripper Sink Tip Fly Line
The Middle and West Prongs of the Little Pigeon River each begin in the higher elevations and lush rhododendron thickets of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Near the headwaters, small plunge pools in these freestone streams hold lively populations of native brook trout that eagerly take well-presented flies. The Middle Prong begins near Ramsey Cascades and gains significant flowage with the introduction ...
of Porter's Creek upstream of Greenbrier, producing wonderful habitat for naturally reproducing populations of brown and rainbow trout. As the West Prong flows north out of the Smokies into the lower elevations, it parallels Newfound Gap Road, a major thoroughfare in the Park, offering anglers ample access to the stream. The Prongs meet up near downtown Sevierville, at which point the Little Pigeon becomes one of the Southeast's best spring smallmouth fisheries.
This is mountain fishing in its truest form. Stay low, wear drab-colored clothing and get good dead drifts. Always fish upstream and try not to "high bank" fish. Short casts will help you get the best drift. Stalk your prey. Great Smoky Mountain fish are 100 percent wild and they are very wary.
Looks like some good weather for the next few days. There is a 20% chance of rain Thursday - Saturday. Highs will be near 80 lows will be in the mid 50s..