29 dic south holston river fishing report

Watauga is flowing more water than we like to fish. Don’t forget that the 2 spawning areas of the South Holston river are now closed, and will be until February 1st. Hey everyone! Sulpurs have been hatching, and fish have been rising. We do have trip availability. On top we’ve been doing well with Mike’s MB2 beetle, Ben’s camel toe beetle, and when sulphurs are hatching size 16-18 cdc sparkle duns. There are still some wading opportunities if you watch the release schedule. Let our guides take all of the work out of it while you fish. Sparkle duns and puff daddies are the dries of choice with splitcase nymph or a yellow softhackle  underneath. Blue winged olives are hatching in the afternoons. It could be any day now. The leaves are starting to turn, the TVA is currently drawing down the lakes to winter pool, and the fish are feeding in preparation of the spawning season. We have been floating the Watauga river daily. If we don’t get a lot of rain this week, we may see some low water next week. Everything from unscheduled releases to dropping the water to alarmingly low levels. They’re out there looking for the bigger fish. Pay attention to the water level. Hell of a nice guy and a damn good guide and fisherman. The TVA is pushing a little more water on the South Holston River, starting the generation earlier in the day than usual. The rains have made the lakes pretty muddy, but that just means the wary carp are a little less spooky and a little easier to catch. This is great news for the wade angler. Don’t wade through the redds. We haven’t been seeing the numbers of bugs on Watauga, but it is still fishing like a champ. These flows were perfect for floating. Size 18 puff daddy’s and cdc sparkle duns are working great. Boone lake is still producing big stripers, hybrids, and huge brown trout. They are eating a variety of nymphs and midges. It looks like more high water is on tap for this week. To be honest, almostContinue Reading 1,200cfs sluice from South Holston dam has been fishing great! I’m still not seeing a lot of dry fly activity but the nymph fishing has been great. Here are a few pictures from this week. hours will remain low enough to wade 85% of the river. Hybrids and stripers are moving up on the lower ends of each river. It is unbelievable how much trash that people throw into the river. This bite won’t last long! Size 16 and 18 copperhead nymphs, and size 20 purple zebra midges. (423)-538-3007. Nymphing can be much more than starring at an indicator. (423)538-3007, Both rivers are still running high, but the fishing has been great! Nymphing has been great. Sulphurs are hatching in the afternoon’s. The cold, deep waters of the South Holston Lake keep water at a constant enough temperature to insure good fishing conditions year round. We are not seeing that many bugs on the water. Low water in the morning and high water in the afternoon. Smaller flies like a size 18 stripper baetis and size 20 brown and copper zebra midges in the slower water. Egg patterns and midges are the ticket. Other areas have bedrock with sharp ledges and cuts that will challenge any wader and would be dangerous for most. Blue Winged Olives have been pouring off and the fish are looking up! When the water came up it was really dirty. South Holston- The TVA has been good wade flows. One day it’s sunny and 70 degrees. SACRAMENTO RIVER, Redding to Red Bluff: Trout fishing remains good from Keswick Dam to Anderson, with beads, Glo Bugs and roe producing native … There have been enough midges to get some fish up. They seem to have started following the schedule somewhat, but please use caution while wading. The fish are moving around a little bit more, but Charlie is out there everyday staying right with them. They caught a lot of fish with the biggest being a 17″ brown. Lots and lots of water. We have had some pretty significant rain falls here in northeast TN. The earlier generation start has made it difficult for wade anglers unless you can get there early. There was about an hour long hatch around the cul-de-sac. Weekdays, the TVA has increased the flows making it possible to float the river and the fish love this increased flow. The Caddis hatch is in full swing on the Watauga River. Everyone is anxious about the black caddis hatch on the Watauga. For that, we apologize! We’re seeing a good blue wing hatch on the Watauga in the afternoons. Sulphur hatches have been a little underwhelming on high water. The fish aren’t quite so spooky and your chances of getting a big fish are better. If you can see to fish a size 22 midge dry, you can catch fish on top. The South Holston river is running the generators, which means the float trips have been fantastic. There has been a good blue winged olive hatch on the South Holston below the power lines, downstream of the grates. Size 20 purple zebra midges have been working good on a dry dropper rig. The fishing is great here in northeast Tennessee. The TVA backed the flows down on both the South Holston and Watauga rivers. First let me apologize for not posting a fishing report before now. Both rivers have been good. The flows have been good and the fish have been happy. when the fish arent rising, size 16 split case nymphs, and flash back pheasant tails are working. They will run water for a couple of hours, then drop it for an hour… Please, please check the generation schedule closely. Don’t forget that the 2 spawning areas on the South Holston river will close from November 1 until February 1. trout streams, Watauga River, South Holston River for trout and bass. They seemed to shy away from attractor patterns. It’s been cold and windy one day and warm and sunny the next. The South Holston river is slucing 1100cfs and the fishing is outstanding! The river is home to 11,000 brown trout per mile. Caddis are just around the corner. All materials are provided. Fly fishing hatches in order of importance: Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader, Recommended fly fishing tippet: 6X Tippet, Best fly fishing rod: 9' 5 Weight Fly Rod, Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line, Best sinking fly line: Class V Sink Tip Fly Line. We’ve been experiencing all kinds of weather here in northeast TN. We are also having a Labor day sale here in the shop. The condition of Boone Lake has made the fishing a little of a challenge this year as the lake has never been in the shape its in ever before. Puff daddies in a size 16 have been working good on top. (423)538-3007. We are seeing sulphurs on both the South Holston and Watauga rivers. As it flows by our place, the South Holston is a tailwater river. The first section is from Bottom’s creek which is right below the cul-de-sac to hickory tree bridge. The dry fly fishing has been slow. They say that the sluice flow on South Holston will end soon and that we will be back on a regular schedule. The good news is the fish seem to like it. South Holston Lake, Tennessee fishing report, rainbow trout fly fishing forecast, fishing season updates, fly shop and fishing guides, and fly-fishing weather. Rising fish have been few and far between, but the nymphing has more than made up for it. We have had flows from 10cfs – 2300cfs. Sulphurs are hatching on the South Holston during low water, good news for all of the wade anglers! The fish haven’t been as picky about the pattern as they are about the drift. My son and I had a great time with Jon. Of course we always offer half day and full day guide trips as well. Both the Watauga and South Holston are generating meaning no wade fishing these rivers. On top:  Size 18, 20 , 22 blue winged olives. Size 18 and 20 puff daddies have been deadly this week. Puff daddy’s, CDC comparaduns, and sparkle duns. We hope that everyone gets a chance to get out, enjoy this beautiful weather, and the phenomenal fishing that we are blessed with here in northeast TN. The South Holston River is producing some good fish on high water. Hopefully everyone can get out and enjoy all of the fishing that this area has to offer. Size 20 stripper midges have been working well, also size 16 split case nymphs. The Watauga is low in the morning and running a recreation flow from 1pm-6pm Monday through Friday, and noon to 6pm on Saturdays. Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc. A sulphur comparadun with a dun colored wing was the best. The South Holston River is ranked one of the top tailwaters in east Tennessee, and is one of the best trout tailwaters in the southeast. Size 16 cdc comparaduns and puff daddies have been working good. The TVA is trying to pull the lakes down to winter pool. That’s good news to most wade fisherman. March has been good to us so far. Lots of wade fishing opportunities. We’re fishing size 16 sulphurs in late October! It’s been a long time since we have posted a fishing report. Out at Boone lake, Charlie Parker says that the hybrids and stripers are still eating like crazy! You can still float through these sections, but you cannot fish while you are floating through them. We didn’t have to big of a crowd down there, at least not like the grates or rockhold. Watts Bar Lake by the TWRA; Watts Bar Local Angler Report; Woods Reservoir; Rivers. The rivers are clear and fishing well. Charlie has had a few trips already and has been doing very well getting ol’ rubber lips to take a fly!! Click to watch or view in Full Screen. Hope to see you on the water. The bugs have been size 18 and 20. Aaron Fleenor with a Boone lake brown trout he caught with Charlie this week. A 20 Lb. April will bring our annual black caddis hatch on the Watauga river and right behind them we will start to have sulphurs. Size 20-24 stripper midges with a copper bead. We do guide trips as well. We have been absolutely slammed for the last two weeks. Size 18 pheasant tails, size 20 zebra midges, size 16 stripper baetis and attractor patters pink san juan worms, and egg patterns. The low water flow is extremely low. The fish are mean during this time. The high water nymph fishing has been some of the best that we have ever seen. Mike King reported that he did really well on the South Holston this week. size 16 puff daddy’s and CDC sparkle duns are working well. Here is 15 year old Braydon with a 22″ brown trout he caught with Huck last week on the Watauga. Give us a call if you want to get in on the action!! Urban fishing on the Lowell canals is, simply put, a jewel hidden in plain sight. Bugs literally hatched all day. Saturday, they weren’t too selective. Stripers are moving up in the river right now. Both the South Holston and Watauga rivers are fishing great right now. Don’t forget to come by the fly shop for all of your fishing and tying needs. Charlie’s clients have been having the time of their lives! If you get the chance, stop by and say hello! Fishing has been great. On the Watauga, there has been a good blue wing hatch in Siam. They eat, and they run! I will leave you with a few fish from last week. Last week the TVA released water just about every day from 1pm. But, when the water starts to drop the fish get really active. We had planned to float the trophy section on low water, but the schedule had changed. If you like throwing streamers, then the stained water is where you want to be. Size 16 & 18 sulphur sparkle duns, size 18 sulphur nymphs (a spiltcase is working good), and always, always small midge patterns. Nymphs and midges are working well in the morning. The nymph fishing has been great. Come out for what is a great time. Early this week the TVA released 1,200-1,500 cfs on the Watauga river. We are still seeing low water in the mornings and high water after noon on both the South Holston and Watauga rivers. South Holston The South Holston River flows from the TVA controlled South Holston dam, completed in 1950, to Boone Lake. This has been some of the best and most consistent dry fly fishing of the year. The bugs are anywhere from big pale yellows to smaller sulphur orange. Size 16 stripper baetis, 18 flash back pheasant tails, and a variety of zebra midges. Looks like it’s going to be another great year. Hello everyone, we hope you had a great 4th of July. We are starting to see more sulphurs and the fish are responding well. Charlie has put in the time and figured out how to consistently put his client on fish. We’ve been floating over there a lot in the past week. If you have a boat, head over to the South Holston. We’ve had temperatures in the mid 60s. Didn’t have many bugs, we found the fish to be in the deeper pockets and along the edges of grass beds. A white beef curtain boated us several nice fish, with the biggest brown measuring 20″. We’ve had a busy week here in Northeast Tennessee. It is on, here on the South Holston River in East Tennessee. Long leaders, light tippet, small natural looking flies. It lasted into the evening. He has a couple of openings this week, and no openings for next week! He is still catching the occasional brown trout as well. There hasn’t been any big hatches to speak of, but if you see a rising fish a well presented bwo puff daddy will catch it. The nymph fishing was phenomenal. Jd and I were on the trophy section when Jd caught this huge male brown on a size 12 caddis dry. The Watauga: 1,200 is just a little too much to wade in most spots, but it is perfect for floating. They were not disappointed. On Monday, Dickie Lyons and I floated the Watauga. Give us a call if you would like to book a trip. It looks like winter is going to make a showing this weekend, but if you get the chance to get and fish take it. We have been floating both the South Holston and Watauga rivers, both have been fishing great. I just wanted to thank you Jon Faris for the great trip on the Watauga on Monday. The next day it’s 32 and windy. The Watauga river is fishing great on both low and high water. All sorts of pupa and emergers have been working. Size 16 orange scuds, size 18 black zebra midges, and 18 & 20 bwo spilt case nymphs all have been working well. It makes a great environment for trout. The TVA has been pushing water on the tail waters, offering amazing high water fly fishing opportunities. Lots of fish coming to the net. March is really shaping up to be a beautiful month. Fish were eating bwo nymphs and midges most of the day and bwo dries came off around 2 o’clock. Which is good news if you have a boat. The Watauga has been very good with a decent BWO hatch coming off in the afternoons and we are getting the majority of fish with Morgan Midges and really any good BWO dry fly. That’s not so great news if you are a wade angler. We offer guided trips for samllmouth and stripers as well as trout. Charlie has been on Boone lake catching hybrids and stripers daily. The fish were really selective. We’ve landed lots of nice fish and lost even more. Take advantage of these low flows, get out and fish. Sorry about that! Sulphur nymphs are catching fish extremely well. Don’t let the high water stop you from going fishing. I’m sure that most of you already know about the work that is taking place at South Holston dam. We’ve been on both rivers in the last week. If you are heading to South Holston you already know that it is one of the most technical rivers in the country. The Watauga has been a mixed bag depending on who you ask. As well as size 20 and 22 Morgan’s Midges. South Holston dam is still slucing a constant 1,200 cfs flow. With all of that being said, the high water nymph fishing has been spectacular on both rivers! Nymphing has been awesome when the bugs aren’t hatching. Mike needs no introduction. The weather has been nice for the last few days. The Watauga River is still operating the summer recreational flow so if you are wanting to wade and fish, the Watauga has been more favorable for that. When I have had rising fish, size 20 and 22 BWO CDC Sparkleduns have worked well. We have waited all summer for the TVA to release water on the South Holston river. Sulphurs are starting to hatch and should break loose any day now. We’ve had a lot of mixed reports on the South Holston river. Size 18 bwo’s have been coming off. We have been seeing periods of low water on the Watauga. Sulphurs are hatching on the watauga as well. We’ve been mostly nymphing. The water temperature is 45.7 degrees and rising. South Holston River Fly Shop. A size 20 cdc sparkle dun or a size 20 puff daddy have been working great. Over the last week we have had low water on both the South Holston and Watauga rivers. If you need fishing tackle, or are looking for a fishing guide or fishing charter please visit Tackle, Guides, Charters The South Holston offers very good access for wading during times of low flow. That is one of our “New Year resolutions”, to post more frequently. The Watauga river is fishing … Jake and Braydon left the tailwaters in search of Braydon’s first brook trout. We have had low water for the most part, which means great opportunities for wade fishing. We at South Holston River Company are lucky enough to call our passion, our job. Sulphurs are popping up everywhere now, not just down stream. The Watauga river is running a little more water. Outside of unpredictable releases, the fishing has been great. The additional flow has kept the fish happy and healthy all year long. Over the last week the wade fishing on the South Holston River has been on fire. South Holston dam is running more water as well. I honestly hate to see it end. If you’re heading to the South Holston, make sure that you have some size 20 olive midges, size 20 black zebra midges, size 16-18 pmd split cases, size 16 scuds, size 16-18 puff daddies, size 16-18 mole fly’s, and size 16-18 cdc sparkle duns. They are spilling Wilbur dam at 1800cfs. The nymph fishing has been good. We’ve had a lot of high water lately. Both South Holston and Watauga have been high water for the last month. Charlie says that the stripers are white hot right now! Streamer fishing is usually reserved for float trips during high water. When we did have rising fish, Morgan’s midges in size 22 and 24 got the job done. Sulphurs have been coming off mid day through the evening. We walked down to the power lines below the grates (probably the highest traffic area on the entire river). The problem has been that the bugs are hatching during generation and only a few areas have had rising fish. Midges and split case nymphs on the bottom. South Holston River, Tennessee - Fishing Report - December 05, 2020 The river has been in very good shape. We both caught fish during the hatch on a size 18 bwo cdc sparkle dun. From the lower property of the TVA Riverben access, Hickory Tree Bridge, Weaver Pike Bridge The TVA has been generating from 7am until noon at Wilbur dam. A size 14 red butt is a great dropper. The TVA is predicting high water for the next couple of days. It looks like we are gonna have high water for the next few days on both rivers. We are starting to see caddis on the Watauga on sulphurs on the South Holston. Nymph fishing was really good on Sunday. Some days more bugs than others. Underneath, a size 20 olive zebra midge and size 18 stripper baetis worked well. Or to be nymphing when you know that there are dries on another part of the river. Both are fishing great. Give us a call and let our guides do the work while you fish. With Spring just around the corner, the guide trips are in full swing! South Holston river fly fishing report. Hope that everyone gets a chance to get out and fish. I will leave you with a few photo’s of last weeks guide trips. Blue winged olives have been hatching like crazy. Sulphurs are hatching in the afternoon and there are lots of fish up eating. The fishing has been awesome and just keeps getting better. The nymph and streamer fishing has been great. The high water dry fly fishing was awesome on Thursday of last week. There will be some smaller caddis all summer, but the clouds of huge black caddis is pretty much over till next year. The river is certainly worth any avid angler taking the opportunity to fish regardless of where you live. Currently the TVA is sluicing South Holston dam at 1700cfs. All in all, the fishing is on fire here in northeast Tennessee and it’s only going to get better. Fish ate the normal fair, size 20 black zebra midges, 16 and 18 pheasant tails, size 16 stripper baetis, and attractor patters squirmy worms and egg patterns. Weekdays, the TVA has increased the flows making it possible to float the river and the fish love this increased flow. But, that can change at any time! Alright, I’m gonna discuss two more streams today: Boston Brook and Alewife Brook. Size 22 stripper midge worked great. Size 18 split cases and size 20 zebra midges are what you need. Hope to see everyone on the river. Buffalo River. The TVA has backed the flows down on both the South Holston and Watauga rivers. We’ve had a busy week here at EFO! The Watauga river is fishing good as well. The TVA has started releasing water on the South Holston as of today, finally!! Congratulations Doug!! We have been seeing an afternoon blue winged olive hatch. Don’t worry…The afternoon sulphur hatches have more than made up for the lack of caddis! The FishThe fish of the South Holston River have a wild population of roughly 34% with the remainder stocked by the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency. We’re not complaining though. The TVA is flowing 1900cfs on the South Holston river and it is great. Please give us a call, we would love to get you out on the water, The Trophy Section of the Watauga River 1/28/15. Damion had a banner day (and night) on streamers the other day!! Smaller flies than we used on the Watauga. On top: Size 20 and 22 Morgan’s midges. We have had a few fish take Mike’s beetle pattern on top as well. Outside of the hatch, size 16 spiltcase nymphs are working. Our low water float trips continue to put numbers and quality in the boat! Even though the weather is cold, the fishing is hot. So we will be able to start floating high water soon. Sulphurs have been coming off in the afternoon. The TVA is sluicing 1,200 cfs from South Holston dam and spilling 2,800 cfs from Watauga dam. Clint with a nice Watauga river rainbow trout. 423-538-3007. It is at 2,900 cfs. The best of the day trip is a 5-6 hour trip including a lite lunch for $375 dollars. Stop by the shop if for all of your fly fishing needs. Hope to see you on the water. Charlie has been on Boone lake nearly everyday for the last two weeks. Blue winged olives are coming off in the late afternoons on the Watauga. South Holston Reservoir Fishing License Available South Holston Lake is a 7,580-acre impoundment operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Size 20 zebra midges and size 16 split cases have been working underneath. Here are a few of our client’s fish from this weekend. We also had a huge blue winged olive hatch last Wednesday. Here are a some photos from the last couple of days. Charlie continues to put his clients on these big boys with streamers on a daily basis. Here are a few fish caught on Boone Lake the other night on the fly. We didn’t see many rising fish, but the nymph fishing made up for it. First let me apologize for not posting a fishing report before now. The early morning pulse from Wilbur dam has slowed the fishing down during the high water periods. We had low water in the morning, about a 2 hour pulse mid morning, falling water around lunch, and a high water flow of 1700cfs in the afternoon. First off, Boston Brook is another tributary of the Ipswich River, in Middleton. Mike King reports that the South Holston River is fishing great on high water as well. Hope everyone gets a chance to get out and fish. Since 1856, South Holston River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions. That gives plenty of wading and floating opportunities. One day we will have a good afternoon sulphur hatch and the next day there won’t be any bugs. Be careful if you are wading. The weather is crazy, 60 degrees one day and 30 the next. If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute it will change. It’s been pretty busy here in northeast TN. The South Holston is low in the morning, pulsing mid-day, and running in the evening. We’re starting to see a few blue winged olives here and there, not a big hatch yet. We have experienced some periods of extremely low water. Mike said that it was an awesome day. The fishing is on fire right now! Everyone was celebrating all up and down the river this past week. The good news is, the high water nymph fishing has been great! Still experiencing high water on both the South Holston an Watauga rivers. Size 16 stripper baetis with a long drag free drift and getting your flies down deep were key. Hey guys, sorry that I haven’t updated the fishing report in a couple of weeks. We have been slammed! We do guide trips as well. We were able to fill a huge dumpster to the brim. The topography of the river … I didn’t see as many dries coming off, but the nymph fishing was phenomenal. Charlie is on the lake daily and everyday when I ask. Any way, the good news is that the high water fly fishing has been outstanding. We did have about a 45 minute window of Blue Winged Olives and rising fish. A purple zebra midge with a silver wire and silver bead is hard to beat right now. The wade fishing we did on the soho the 2 days before our trip with you was ok but you made our trip worth the while and the miles traveled. Which were a huge success. Holston River, South Fork Description The South Fork of the Holston is a fairly small river located in SWVA. SOUTH HOLSTON RIVER FISHING REPORT. size 16 & 18 split case nymphs, scud patterns, and midges have all been producing well. The South Holston river has been on most of the week as well. A good time was had by all at the F3T. The TVA have been running South Holston dam. The TVA has been releasing water unscheduled! The high water nymph bite on Watauga has been excellent. Check the flows before you enter the water: Blue winged olive nymphs size 18 & 20, olive zebra midges size 20, purple zebra midges size twenty, and of course egg patterns are all working well. 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Give us a call before you head out and we will make sure that you have what you need. The wade fishing has been good as well. Call us today to book a guide trip (423)538-3007. We have made it to December. Give us a call to book your next trip! The Stripers have been feeding like crazy for the past week! We are really enjoying the warmer weather. Both the Watauga and South Holston rivers have been fishing good. Size 16 puff daddy’s are the fly of choice during the hatch. If you stay above the main feeder creeks you can still find clear water and hungry fish. The River The South Holston River begins as a tailwater emanating from the South Holston Dam. Unusually, this hatch occurred on sunny days (albeit chilly), just adding to … If you have a boat high water still fishes good. Low water mornings and high water in the afternoon. Fly tying classes start this Thrusday evening(1/30/14) at 6:30 pm. I think that we are all ready for some short sleeves and warmer weather. They ate bwo cdc sparkle duns in an 18 and size 20 and 22 morgan’s midges very well. We have been mostly nymphing on high water. One day you will hammer fish on a size 10 black elk hair caddis. Dry dropper’s or light nymph rigs with small yarn indicators is going to be the best bet. Mike Adams! Size 16 bead head pheasant tails in the fast runs. The dry fly fishing is getting better by the day. Size 18 or 20 puff daddies and a variety of zebra midges have been the best. The cold, deep waters of the South Holston Lake keep water at a constant enough temperature to insure good fishing conditions year round.The width of the river can range anywhere from sixty yards to one hundred yards, and is easily crossable when the TVA isn't generating. Mid South Bass Guide; VFW Lake; Watts Bar Lake. After the short lived hatch we switched to a light nymph rig and caught fish the rest of the afternoon. Ben ’ s midges lips to take a fly! south holston river fishing report!!!!!! 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