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

Little Pigeon River - TN

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

54

Orvis Sevierville's Tip of the Week

Spring is here! It's dry fly season!

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Map of Little Pigeon River

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Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 5/6/21

TodayMostly sunny, with a high near 67. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. TonightA 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph. FridayA 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Northwest wind around 10 mph. Friday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 45. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. SaturdayA 20 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the morning. Saturday NightA 20 percent chance of showers before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm wind. SundayA 20 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Light south wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Sunday NightA slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 60%. MondayShowers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Monday NightA 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. TuesdayPartly sunny, with a high near 70. Tuesday NightA 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. WednesdayA 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 67.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/6/21

Tandem Dry Fly's

Current Conditions as of 5/6/21

TodayMostly sunny, with a high near 67. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. TonightA 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph. FridayA 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Northwest wind around 10 mph. Friday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 45. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. SaturdayA 20 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the morning. Saturday NightA 20 percent chance of showers before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm wind. SundayA 20 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Light south wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Sunday NightA slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 60%. MondayShowers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Monday NightA 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. TuesdayPartly sunny, with a high near 70. Tuesday NightA 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. WednesdayA 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 67.

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):
Tungsten Cone Head Woolly Bugger N/A 14-18
Shaky Worm N/A 16
Elk Wing Caddis black 16-18
March Brown N/A 12-16
Copper John Green 14-16
Pheasant Tail N/A 14
Quill Gordon N/A 12-16
Adams N/A 14-16

Tungsten Cone Head Woolly Bugger

Get down deeper with these conehead flies.

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:

Blue Quills Quill Gordon March Browns Stonefly Caddis Yellow Sallys

Best Time to Fish:

Mid Day to afternoon

Best Stretch:

lower elevation from park boundry to chimney picnic area

Best Access:

quiet walkways