Smallmouth Bass Stream Report for September 21, 2012

UPDATED EVERY FRIDAY

WATER CONDITIONS:

Water level is slightly above normal and falling with visibility between 1′-3′ depending on river.  French Broad river is off color and falling.  Nolichucky is above normal water level with 2′ visibility.

Water watch:                         

FLY SUGGESTIONS:  

Crawfish, Poppers.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

 With the below average, cooler temperatures moving in early this year, the Smallmouth are looking up and top water action is amazing right now.  We have  a nice assortment of bass flies and lures in the shop or you can check out the online store.

The fall is a beautiful time of the year to spend a couple days on the water catching trout or smallmouth bass.  CWO offers several packages that include lodging and a guided fishing trip.  Whether you are interested in a float trip or wade trip for trout or smallmouth bass, let the professional fly fishing guides from Curtis Wright Outfitters take you there!

PROJECTED CONDITIONS:

Temperatures are expected to be in the mid 70′s, lows in the mid 50′s.

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GEAR RECOMMENDATIONS: 

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

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.

 

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