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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Appalachian Angler : Fishing Report March 31

Hatchery supported streams are opening on Saturday April 1 - so prepare!!  The small streams have plenty of water due to the recent storms we have had and the fish have had an entire month to stay away from all of the anglers.  There are bound to be some caddis with some mayflies with all the predicted cool weather and rains.

Delayed harvest streams are going to be re-stocked once again next week - and have been fishing great with all of the hold over fish over the Winter.  The water levels have fluctuated but for the most part have been running as clear as possible.  Caddis continue to come off in the afternoons, with prince nymphs and hares ears in the 12-18, mayfly imitations and wooly buggers have been doing well when the water does get up.

We have had plenty of trips on the tailwaters during all of the generations we have had.  The South Holston has continued to produce with mayfly imitations being the go-to nymph.  Pheasant tails 18-20, micro mayfly 18-22, and don't forget those attractor patterns so the high water fish can find your fly.  The Upper Watauga during generation has had blue wings consistently, with small black caddis coming off in the evenings.  As mentioned earlier - there has been some bronze found on our freestone smallmouth float on the Nolichucky - with the lengthening days and warmer temps this trip will continue to produce.

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