The weather has FINALLY broken. Spring has arrived. The fishing report and forecast for the season could not get much brighter. WE have tons of bugs on the Hiwassee now. We are seeing black caddis, quills, and of course the Hendrickson mayflies. Both nymph and dry fly fishing is crazy and will continue to be strong. The quality of fish released has steadily increased over the last couple of years due to good flows, temps, and regulations. We are really enjoying ourselves these days on the Hiwassee. There are true trophy fish possibilities here now. The remainder of this month and May will bring drift opportunities on the upper river as well as some great drift / wade combo trips that we don't get too often. The cold, wet, long winter is paying us big dividends in the way of good cold flows and great hatches. I think we are going to see sulfurs at the stairstep rapids this year in May and June, just like we are supposed to.
It is with great pleasure that I can report that our sister tailwater over the hill is on fire. We have not fished much here in a couple of years. It is ready to rock and rollnow. It is a great combo with the Hiwassee or an alternate if conditions indicate. If you are like us and haven't been on it lately, call and book a trip. It is working now.
Come and spend a day with us on the river soon. The fish miss you.