Stream Reports

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 3:01pm

Low water levels on the south Holston have enabled some sight fishing opportunities. The morning and mid day bite has been good. Most days the bugs get going after 1 pm. There is always a chance to see some rising fish especially after a rain. Call to book your trip 828 719 1543

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 12:42am

Big water everywher. Probably going to be the story for a while. Fishing was consistent with enough sulphur activity to keep things interesting.  You'll get your shots on dry but nymphing was the key to success. 
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 7:50pm

We got a small drop in flows on the south Holston and the fish responded favorably. The nymph bite was fantastic with fish stacked in the riffles. The sulphurs showed up mid day so and the fish ate on top for a few hours. 
The rain is headed our way so water levels will probably increase but the fishing should remain steady. Please call to book your guided trip 828 719-1543

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 3:56pm

The Watauga river in Tennessee has been fishing extremely well.Tva has finally given us some lower water and the sulphurs have showed up on the middle river in good numbers. The lower river is fishing well with good quality fish coming to the net. We are up and running give me a call to get on the water. 828 719-1543

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 3:49pm

Our local small streams have been on fire.  The dry fly bite has been incredibly productive. Yellow parachutes and attractors have been the ticket. Don't let covid keep you off the water. Give me a call to get on the water. 828 719-1543

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3:07pm

The South Holston has been the place to be of late.  The Watauga has been running a little big for my taste lately, sadly because I love the caddis bite.  Thankfully the South Holston has been a consistent 1200cfs, which makes the whole river easily floated and very fishable.  I've been spending most of my time on the lower river, but the whole river has been fishing well.  This trend should continue for the foreseeable future.  There are daily oppurtunities for fishing dries and the nymph...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 2:09pm

It's time to get on the water.  The spring fishing has been good on all rivers as is only going to get better as we enter April.  Mother's day caddis is on the Watauga is right around the corner.  The South Holston is about to fire up with spring bwo's and the lower river sulphurs.  Local rivers are also warming up and fish are eager to feed. Give me a call to get on the calendar 828 719-1543

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:53pm

The South Holston will be running at 1300 to 1600 for the next few days.  It's about two thirds the normal high water flow and the whole river is floatable.  The nymph bite has been on fire with good numbers of fish coming to net.  New water levels are always interesting to fish and the fish really seem to like this flow.  Hopefully it will continue for a while but we'll see what happens.

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:46pm

The watauga has been fishing well river wide over the last few weeks.  The upper river has been producing goods numbers of mostly smaller fish with a few nice fish mixed in.  Midday has been the best bite when the baetis start to hatch.  The trophy section has been a little slower but is producing better quality fish.  Nymphing is the name of the game as usual this time of year, but there's always a chance to get a few on top with small mayflies and terrestrials.

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 4:11pm

Local rivers have benefitted greatly from our late spring rains.  The slightly elevated water levels have the fish happy and feeding well.  Even in high water, as long as there is some clarity.  Fish are feeding well on nymphs but are starting to eat dries as well.  The Delayed Harvest rivers are now under hatchery supported regulations now.  As a result they have been beat up pretty bad and aren't really worth fishing.  We have moved on to smaller rivers and creeks, staying with the colder...