Water flow: Generation for most of day
Visibility: 60 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 54 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: 1p-5p
Best stretch: Big Springs Road section
Best access point: Emmet Bridge, TVA Riverbend access, Big Springs Road, Rock Hold, . As of November 1, two sections of the river will be closed for spawning. From the lower property of the TVA Riverben access, Hickory Tree Bridge, Weaver Pike Bridge Check with me at the shop anytime on specifics of locations. 276.466.8988
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Sulphurs, BWO's, Black Flies
Fish species: Trout
Fishing season: year round
Nearest airport: Tri Cities Regional
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 6X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 5 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Density Compensated Full Sink Fly Line
The South Holston River begins as a tailwater emanating from the South Holston Damn. The cold, deep waters of the South Holston Lake keep water at a constant enough temperature to insure good fishing conditions year round.
The width of the river can range anywhere from sixty yards to one hundred yards, and is easily crossable when the TVA isn't generating. Water depth during non-generating ...
hours will remain low enough to wade 85% of the river.
The fish of the South Holston River have a wild population of roughly 34% with the remainder stocked by the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency. Some farm fish survive becoming nearly indistinguishable from native trout.
• Waders will seldom find even waist deep water when not crossing the river.
• Drifting the river is a great option for times the TVA is generating.
• Spawning sites are protected November through February.
• No fish 16" to 22" may be kept (large number of fish in this slot).
• 7 Fish per-day slot limit with only 1 over 22"
Fishing picks up after lunch time. Small midges with flash and soft hackles swung will produce fish. dropper rigs are working well and the water is good for float trips. Always remember, generation flows change daily. Check the flows before you enter the water: http://www.tva.gov/lakes/shh_r.htm Feel free to buzz me for the most up to date info on the hour at 276.466.8988
Dropper rigs Buzz me at the shop anytime if you want the most update info. 276.466.8988 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org Fish on! -Patrick