Watauga River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Watauga River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Water is down but slightly higher than normal. Fish are loving it. Look at knee to thigh deep water often
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Watauga River is currently Hot!

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Patrick Fulkrod
Brown Hobson

Water flow: Fluctuant. Check with TVA

Visibility: 50 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: mid day

Best stretch: dam - hwy 400

Best access point: Wilbur Dam, Siam Bridge, Hunter Bridge, Blevins Rd, TVA Twin Bridges Ramp in Watauga, TN

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Sulphurs Midges Caddis Terrestrials

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Tri Cities Regional, Asheville

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Watauga River Description

The Watauga Tailwater starts at Wilbur Dam and flows through the communities of Siam and Hunter, the towns of Elizabethton and Watauga, then empties out into Boone Lake near Johnson City, Tennessee.

The Watauga Tailwater is considered one of the best trout fishing destinations in the Southern Appalachians. Supporting sizeable fish per mile counts based on TWRA reports, it only seems fitting that ...

Techniques & Tips

Dry Dropper and Nymph streamers

7-Day Forecast

The lake is finally back down and flows look great this week.

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