Fishing Season: Year Round (Prime: May 1 - October 1)

Little Pigeon River - TN

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

68

Orvis Sevierville's Tip of the Week

Daily rains should help get levels back to normal . Mild "warm" up. Dredge runs and holes with big nymph rig.

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Map of Little Pigeon River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 12/6/22

TodayShowers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. TonightA chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then showers likely between 2am and 4am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. WednesdayShowers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 70. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Wednesday NightShowers likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 55. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. ThursdayShowers likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Thursday NightShowers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4am. Low around 55. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. FridayShowers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then showers likely. High near 67. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Friday NightA 30 percent chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. SaturdayPartly sunny, with a high near 57. Saturday NightA 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. SundayA 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Sunday NightA 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. MondayA 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 58.

Techniques & Tips as of 12/6/22

High stick runs with a leggy stonefly pattern or wooley bugger. Try a San Juan or Squirmy with wieght and an Oros with higher flowing. stained water.

Local Species Available Year Round (Prime: May 1 - October 1)

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    Trout

Orvis Sevierville's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Fly Formerly Known As Prince N/A 12-14
Adams N/A 16-18
Stimulator N/A 10-14
CDC Caddis N/A 14
Pats Rubber legs Brown 10-14
Pheasant Tail N/A 14
Elk Wing Caddis N/A 14-16
Bead Head Brassie™ N/A 12-14
Prince Nymph N/A 12-14

Fly Formerly Known As Prince

A must-have nymph for every fly box

Orvis Sevierville's Recommended Gear

Description: About Little Pigeon River

The Middle and West Prongs of the Little Pigeon River each begin in the higher elevations and lush rhododendron thickets of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Near the headwaters, small plunge pools in these freestone streams hold lively populations of native brook trout that eagerly take well-presented flies. The Middle Prong begins near Ramsey Cascades and gains significant flowage with the introduction of Porter's Creek upstream of Greenbrier, producing wonderful habitat for naturally reproducing populations of brown and rainbow trout. As the West Prong flows north out of the Smokies into the lower elevations, it parallels Newfound Gap Road, a major thoroughfare in the Park, offering anglers ample access to the stream. The Prongs meet up near downtown Sevierville, at which point the Little Pigeon becomes one of the Southeast's best spring smallmouth fisheries.

Nearest Airport:

Knoxville (Tyson-McGee Airport)

Hatches:

Bwo Little Black Caddis Stoneflies

Best Time to Fish:

Morning or late afternoon

Best Stretch:

lower elevation

Best Access:

quiet walkways