Nantahala River Brown- Tennessee

Just when it looks like the waters will clear the heavy rains come again. The storms have been variable over the last few days, but each of our major watersheds have taken hits of heavy precipitation. The farm fields are saturated and the run-off gullies have standing water just waiting for the next storm to run their water into the river. Looks like the weekend could be fine, but it is a “wait and see” approach right now. The USGS site on the Kinni is down today so I have not been able to obtain flow rates to get a feel for when the water will return to normal, but Paige Olson at Kinni Creek Lodge and Outfitters, whose B&B and Fly Shop sit right on the bank of the upper Kinni, says the flow is high and off color. The Rush River also took a hit and is muddy today.

Matt at the Driftless Angler Fly Shop in Viroqua, Wi. said the conditions over the next few days should be perfect with the water clearing, temps in the 60’s and overcast skies. Might be time for a road trip.