The South Holston has a good schedule for wade and float fisherman. The upper river is fishing great from Osceola to River Bend. Rods BWO #20, Black and Stripper Midge #22 are working. We are seeing some surface activity early morning around the Weir. Midge Cluster, Griffiths and Adams #20-22 are go-to patterns for technical dry fly fishing. Middle river is starting to fish a lot better. Quasimodo and TB Pheasant Tails #18 with Olive or Grey midge #20 is key. We are seeing BWO on the surface early morning Big Springs and in the Gorge midafternoon. The release schedule is providing good dry fly action for float fisherman. The Sulphur hatch is on upper section late afternoon, fish are picky so Sparkle Dunn #22 is a must. We are seeing Black Caddis #20 from River’s Way to Beidleman around 7ish.
Watauga continues a great schedule for wade and float fisherman. We are seeing high numbers of small fish come to the net on upper and middle section. Pheasant Tail and BWO #20 Soft Hackles are catching fish. There is still a good terrestrial bite on all sections. Dry-dropper fishing with midges is consistent throughout the day. Fathead beetle #14 and Purple zebra #18 is top pick.
Our Guides are all over the Tri – Cities. Full day floats are on the Watauga and Holston River. The Smallmouth fishing will be good for the next 4-6 weeks. Most half day trips are on the South Holston River. Everything is fishing really good and we are starting to see more quality fish in the net.
Matt and Doc with a nice Soho Brown
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