Spring 2013 Stocking Schedule
Tuckasegee: March 5
East Fork of the French Broad: March 6
Nantahala: March 4
Click the links below to find out the latest on the dam release and stream levels on the Tuckasegee River.
The dam release schedule can change due to weather or power demand, so be sure to check the schedule one more time right before you leave.
This schedule shows the times the dam is released.
The West Fork of the Tuckasegee River is typically wadeable even during a release.
The East Fork of the Tuckasegee River has a larger release, making it difficult to wade after a release. From the start time, the released water takes about six hours to arrive at the Delayed Harvest Fishing Area between Sylva and Dillsboro.
This map and schedule show more detail about when the released water gets to certain places along the river. This schedule is not always updated, so be sure to look at the generation schedule to make an educated guess as to when the water should arrive.
The Delayed Harvest Fishing Area is between the Webster and Dillsboro markers on the map. In the summer months there are also other sections that fish well: Frat Road behind Western Carolina University (near the Highway 107 marker on map), East LaPorte Park (near Cullowheemarker on map), and Moody Bridge area (Tuckasegee marker on map).
On this map you can click on specific streams and find out the current water level. When you click on a stream, several tabbed options pop up. If you go to the tab marked Hydrograph, a graph shows the waterflow for current and previous days including a triangle that indicates the median or normal water level. When the graph line is far below the triangle, the water level will be lower than usual and the fishing may not be as good. When the graph line is above the triangle, you may need to be careful due to the higher water level. If the stream is marked with a black dot, the water level is dangerously high, so do not attempt to try that stream.
You can switch the map for all the other states as well.
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The fish must have been in the mood for love. When honeymooners Shannon and Porter Barron hit the East Fork of the French Broad with Brookings’ guide Marc Hipp the fish put on quite a show for the first-time fly anglers.