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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
1.) It's 80 degrees and pretty muggy outside. Isn't it always this time of year until mid-late Fall? The low pressure that has created a moisture transport for the Carolinas has finally started to move on out of the Midwest. The 10 day for Asheville shows that the weather looks to be perfect for trout fishing. Upper 70's and low 80's for the next week in Asheville means slightly cooler temps up higher. After all of the continuous rain stopped (there is still scattered showers and storms, but not all day) the rivers up in the high country should start to recede once sunny skies prevail.

Here is the latest USGS Real Time water levels:

Davidson River @ Brevard: 594 cfs (average is 135)
South Toe River @ Celo: 1,750 cfs (average is 156)...S. Toe is extremely high currently.
Nantahala River @ Rainbow Springs: 424 cfs (average is 207)
Watauga River @ Sugar Grove: 496 cfs (average is 166 cfs)
Tuckasegee River @ Bryson City: 2, 580 cfs (average is 1,570)
Oconaluftee River @ Birdtown: 488 cfs (Average is 464 cfs)
Cataloochee Creek @ Cataloochee: 111 cfs (average is 100 cfs)
Roaring River @ Roaring River, NC: 943 cfs (average is 595 cfs)
Mitchell River @ State Road: 983 cfs (average is 412 cfs)
French Broad River @ Blantyre: 3, 430 cfs (average is 2,940 cfs) (The French Broad is on the verge of flooding according to the USGS and the NWS Floodstage levels. Gauge height is approximately 15.4 ft. Floodstage is 16 ft. Don't know if the river's gauge is broken or in working order...

2.) With all of the high water, big nymphs and streamers will work best, but Green Weenies, San Juan Worms, and attractor dries may also work in most places. You may get away with 3x-4x tippet.

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