Fishing Report July 26th, 2017

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Sulphur’s are still cranking in the afternoons on the SoHo and the weather could not be better.  High water floats have been the name of the game in the afternoons carving out the numbers and having the opportunity at rising trout sipping bugs off the surface.  Low water in the mornings have been putting quality fish in the net on midges and scuds with a little dry fly in the mix.

For those of you that are thinking of taking the plunge into the world of flyfishing this highwater game is a great introduction.  Giving you the chance to work on your cast, mending and line management all while we keep the boat on the move with some of the best guides in the area.  Catching trout and learning skills that will last a lifetime as you adventure down some of the best trout rivers in the east, sounds good, Right?

As summer begins to wind down and you are beginning to think about who to draft for your fantasy football team please remember we are in full swing on both tailwaters and have it dialed in for those of you looking to squeeze in a last minute All Inclusive package or a fishing trip.  Hope to see ya’ll on the river

Team SHRL

SoHo Fishing Report June 30th, 2017

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High water or low water on the South Holston is what’s up for grabs these days.  It looks like they are going to run a little water in the afternoons for the next couple days giving wade angling  and low water float trips the center of attention throughout the majority of the day.   Sulphur’s are hatching as I post this for sure and the midge bite has been the name of the game especially in the morning before the sun gets straight up and down.  In a nutshell fishing has been good, real good and it will only get better on the SoHo.

 

 

FISHING REPORT JUNE 22, 2017

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As we slide out of Spring and enter into our summer season the fishing continues to be RED HOT.  The Watauga river is fishing great and boat traffic has been rather light, perfect. Terrestrials, Midges and Mayfly nymphs have been the name of the game and should remain this way for a while longer.  Great time to be fishing the Taug now that TVA has bumped up the flow.

South Holston is in full swing folks!! nymphng in the morning, dry fly in the aftyernoon’s.  This is a magical time to be fishing the SoHo and should continue for the next couple months.  Come take part in a great fishing experience right here in the Blue Ribbon water’s of East Tennessee, you will be glad that you did!!

FISHING REPORT JUNE 5th 2017

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The South Holston is still cranking water but that has not slowed us down a bit.  The high water nymph bite has been on point and the dry fly fishing is getting better every day.  Sulpher’s are hatching and the fish are starting to look up to target our buttery morsel of a Mayfly.  Midges and Scuds are also bringing fish to the net in mornings.  In the afternoons? well that would be a different story, Our resident Sulphers are hatching like clockwork bringing to the table a experience that can only be witnessed to understand.

The Watauga has seen big flows over the last couple weeks but over the last two days they have turned the water down making the TAUG fishable again.  This will be a great flow for the tailwater whether you are on foot or have a boat.  This is a great time to be fishing our rivers in east Tennessee , come get in on the action.

FISHING REPORT MAY 31st, 2017

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As trout anglers we understand the importance of rainfall and how crucial this can be.  Rainfall can dictate the fishing conditions and in most cases help or hurt our catch rate depending on water flow.  While most rivers in our area are to high or muddy from recent rains the South Holston is still fishing!!! Yesterday the fishing was tough in the murkey water but today is a different story, we are running strong water but clarity has improved and we are in good shape as we enter the weekend.

Sulphers are popping and the dry fly bite shall only get better as we start heading into June.  The Watauga? Well, 2700CFS is alot of water and I will stay away from that flow until TVA dials it back a bit.  Mother Nature must have thought our region was parched and decided to quench our thirst.

FISHING REPORT, MAY 2nd, 2017

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Hell or high water is what the boy’s say on the West Branch of The Delaware River and that’s exactly what we have is high water.  With all of the recent rain both the South Holston and Watauga Rivers have seen around the clock generation and have been running wide open.

What does all this mean for fishing?  Well, the Watauga could dial it down a bit, 2900 cfs is a little much for that tailwater and fishing conditions at that level are tough to negotiate.  The South Holston is a different story, fishing has been killer.  High water floats have been the name of the game and railing fish under an indicator has been our program.  A few Suplhers in the afternoons have made an appearance and the occasional sipper could wind up with a hook in its mouth if we catch em slippin.  If a high water South Holston float trip gets you excited then we have you dialed in this spring. Please remember wading either of these rivers during these flows is not recommended.

 

 

CADDIS, CADDIS, CADDIS!!!!

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Well anglers,  The wait is over! The last few days the infamous Caddis hatch on the Watauga River has really started to heat up.  This next week should be nothing short of spectacular for those looking to hunt for a big fish rising for big bugs.  The nymph bite has been very good but these trout are starting to look up,  giving away their position and and not turning much down, for now.  The South Holston? yep! fishing great as well. The SoHo is a great option if you would like to see fewer anglers and pressure.  We have had some Sulpher activity as well as Olives in the afternoons.  Spring time fishing at it’s finest right here in East Tennessee.