South Holston River Stream Report

The South Holston River is home to some fat Brown Trout.  It has been producing some healthy fish of late.  The big Browns are on the move. If you're the right place, at the right time, with the right flies you might just get a shot.  Sulphurs are still the dominate menu item, but don't be scared to mix it up a bit.  The best bite is post pulse, so try to time your trip accordingly.  The best hatches of sulphurs happen in the upper 3 miles of river, with sporadic activity below that.  We have had a little less rain than normal so far this year.  That could change at any time, so make good use of the sun.  TVA has been running a very consistent schedule of 3 one hour pulses at 5am, 1pm, and 9pm.  So wade fisherman have little to worry about.  The lower water levels make for some technical fishing.  Just lenghten things up a bit, and keep your line away from the fish.  Weather looks good for the next few days, just be aware of lightning and get out of the river.  

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