South Holston River Stream Report

With water levels at a bare minimum and bright sunny days the fishing has been difficult of late.  We have been floating the upper middle river lately.  The mid morning bite has been the most consistent.  Fish are stacking in medium depth runs, and pools.  The insect activity in this stretch has been minimal.  So the bite can be difficult to figure out.  Smaller mayfly nymphs and midges have been my top producers, but you have to work for your fish.  The fish in the shallower water are spookier than normal and have been difficult to cast to.  The terrestrial bite has been good in the slower pools and is best early in the morning.  For anglers looking for sulphurs, the upper mile is the place to be.  You will have to find your spot and stick to it, but there are plenty of fish.  Keep an eye on the release scedule, as it has been inconsistent lately.  Be courteous and have fun.