Cold temperatures across our region are chiming in for sure. This certainly has made us dress a bit warmer but the fishing remains solid on both of our tailwaters. Water flows from TVA are relatively consistent giving us plenty of options to choose from. The Watauga River has been running a bit of water in the morning and cranking it off for the remainder of the day. South Holston River has a little different program, 340 cfs on the weekends which is perfect wading or a low water float and then 1100 cfs Monday afternoon till Friday afternoon. This 1100 flow offers very limited wading opportunities but great from a drift boat or raft.
Yes, It’s that time of year again, eggs, olives, scuds and worm patterns are all catching fish as spawning is in full effect. Please be mindful of the closed sections on the South Holston, TWRA wildlife officers have been patrolling these areas and we welcome them with open arms. While other fisheries may slow down or become unfishable during the winter months we here in east TN are still fishing and are in full swing. So if no crowds and cold weather fishing is your game then this is the place to be!