We Are Open Southeastern Style........
To all of the southeastern anglers out there - The Hiwassee river is going to be a shining star once again this year for April, May and June. For those of you that fished here with us last year during this time period, it is going to be much the same. The abundant winter rains have provided us with flow rates to fish the upper river for a lot of April and May which is not the norm. The entire river is full of fish that have seen very few flies since October. The fish are fat from the flush of baitfish from the reservoir over the winter and eating flies well.
The hatches are beginning now. Blue wings, caddis, hendricksons and a few giant stoneflies. The big stoneflies should increase this month as they did last year. This makes the big foam dry dropper rigs work like a champ.
The next couple of months are going to be a great time to get out and fish our local southeastern waters. The Hiwassee is going to be excellent as described and others are going to come into shape soon.
We are open for business. Gas is cheap, no air travel involved for most, and clean, fresh air in an uncrowded environment. Additionally, we have adopted a USFS approved protocol for our Hiwassee river trips. Let a fishing trip with us be a part of your plans this spring. Give me a call and let's go fishing.