Smallmouth Bass Stream Report

UPDATED EVERY FRIDAY June 7, 2012

WATER CONDITIONS:  

Clear water, good visibility.  Normal water level.  Water temperature varying in the upper 60′s and lower 70’s.

Water watch:

FLY SUGGESTIONS:  

Crawfish Patterns, Wiggle Minnows, Green and Black Streamers, poppers.

GENERAL INFORMATION:  

With the cooler evening temperatures and light rain we’ve recently had, rivers are in perfect conditions for Smallmouth.  Planning a fly fishing trip for trout or Smallmouth bass?  Let the professional fly fishing guides from Curtis Wright Outfitters take you there!

Soft plastics work great and should definitely be in your box.
The trusty Crawfish is the Smallmouth bass’ favorite.

PROJECTED CONDITIONS:  

Temperatures are expected to reach the high 80′s this week with scattered thunderstorms.

Keep an eye and an ear out for Cicadas this summer.  If they are present, you can be sure fish will be feeding on them.  Cicadas have been present in Tennessee already but none have been spotted on French Broad River yet.

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GEAR SUGGESTIONS:

waterdance e1338493563372 224x300 Smallmouth Bass Stream ReportRod: Fast Action comparable to Scott “S” Series rods 8’6”–9’ 6wt.

Leader: 9-12’ 3x-5x Florocarbon.  Option: Blue Sky furled leader.

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

Planning a fly fishing trip for trout or Smallmouth bass?  Let the professional fly fishing guides from Curtis Wright Outfitters take you there!