Watatuga River Stream Report

The Watauga is still fishing well, even after the drastic change in water volume. Going from 700cfs to 140cfs has changed the feel of the river dramatically.  The 140cfs flow is little lower than the normal flow and feels pretty skinny.  The bug activity took a little hit as well, there was a noticable decline in hatch activity.  That doesn't mean the fishing is bad, just different.  The CFS has been bumped to 200ish, which is a litttle more in line with the normal minimum flow.  Variety is the spice of life.  The looming Mother's Day Caddis hatch still hasn't shown itself in the trophy section.  We'll see what happens over the next few days.