Stream Reports

Sunday, June 6, 2021 - 1:12pm

Lots of bugs on the Watauga tail water. Some of the best hatches I've seen in years are currently happening on the Watauga. Overlapping with the cicada hatch is just the icing on the cake. The dry fly bite early has been great and nymphing throughout the day has been putting some quality fish in the net. 
With the occasional cicada eater thrown in it's a good time to be on the water. call or text 828 719-1543 to book your trip 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 11:56am

As our local temps start rising fish are pushing up into smaller water. The fishing in local small streams has been producing solid wild browns and rainbows. Targeting the right water and approaching the fish properly has been the key to success. If you're interested in learning better ways to appr and fish in our local streams Call or text 828 719-1543 to book your trip. 

Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 12:36pm

Cicada bite is starting on the Watauga tail water. The bigs are looking up as cicadas start to hit the water. The bugs are finally here. If you want to fish big foam in the southeast here's your chance. Call 828 719-1543 to book your trip 

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 5:13pm

The nymph bite on the Watauga has been on for the last week or so. Bug activity has been sporadic but the fish are chowing. The lower river has decent numbers of quality fish but you have to work a little harder for the eats. The upper has been productive but the average size is smaller but it's a great place to learn the fundementails. 
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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