Stream Reports

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 9:23pm

Watauga river is firing up. Plenty of bugs coming off. Caddis are tapering off in the lower river but sulphurs are taking their place. The middle river is still seeing some grannom and sulphurs. The midday nymph bite has been fantastic and there is good potential for some dry fly fishing in the afternoon into the evening. 
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Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 11:15pm

High water on the Watauga has been fishing well considering the lack of any bug activity. Fish have been eating a variety of flies and are primarily feeding in faster water with a little depth. Grannom caddis are not far off in the lower river and if big rains can hold off for a week we should have favora conditions to fish the hatch. Mid month is typically the sweet spot, so any day now it could be on. Call or text 828 719-1543 to book your trip 

Sunday, April 4, 2021 - 3:00pm

Things are starting to pick up in Tennessee. As we move into April and slightly warmer water temps bugs are getting active and so are the fish. The bigger bugs are on the menu and the fish are eager to feed. If conditions remain stable and rainfall stays moderate you should be in for a fantastic spring bit. 
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Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 8:11pm

All water is now open in the high country as April and spring are officially here.  Local small streams are some of the best places to fish in early spring. The fish are eager to feed as water temperatures warm. Fishing the most comfortable time of the day typically yields the best results. Fly choice isn't as critical as the rivers have a variety of food items available. April and May are two of my favorite months to fish. Book your trip now by calling or texting 828 719-1543

Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 3:53pm

Spring is rapidly approaching and the fish are ready to eat. The Watauga tail water has been producing a consistent midday bite as the baetis get active. There's a good chance of seeing rising fish in the early afternoon. The prehatch nymph bite has been productive.  Things are only going to get better as we move into April.  The caddis hatch is right around the corner. Call 828 719-1543 to book your trip.  

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 3:17pm

The Watauga River has been fishing well over the last few days. The best bite has been midday when the bugs start harching. Fishing light nymph rigs has been productive. Afternoon dry fly fishing is always a possibility, depending on the intensity of the hatch. Call to book your trip 828 719 1543

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