Smallmouth Bass Stream Report

UPDATED EVERY FRIDAY July 20, 2012

WATER CONDITIONS:  

French Broad and Nolichucky rivers are still murky with 1.5′ to 2′ visibility.   Water temperature varying in the  70′s.   Water level is slightly above normal.

Water watch:                         


FLY SUGGESTIONS:  

Wiggle Minnows, Crawfish, Clousers, Leach patterns.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

When water conditions are muddy and off color, try fishing the banks and shallow shoals where visibility is a little better.   It’s also a good idea to check the water conditions on headwater streams to see where the water is coming from.  For example, the Swannanoa river contributes a significant amount of silt into the French Broad.  So, while it may be chocolate milk downstream of the Swannanoa, the water clarity may be better upstream of the confluence.

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Waterdance Fly Fishing Pack by FishpondPROJECTED CONDITIONS:  

The French Broad and Nolichucky rivers are still clearing up.  Temperatures are expected to be in the mid 90′s with scattered thunderstorms, lows in the mid 70′s.

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GEAR SUGGESTIONS:

Rod: Fast Action comparable to Scott “S” Series rods 8’6”–9’ 6wt.

Leader: 9-12’ 2x-4x Florocarbon.  Option: Blue Sky furled leader.

Vest:  A vest with a work station and plenty of room for big flies.  Fishpond Waterdance or comparable.

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