Watauga River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Watauga River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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The tva is running unpredicted flows. You will likely get hit with a surge of water you didn't plan on seeing. Watch the last 48 hour release schedules and try to put together a pattern you can use to predict flows.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Watauga River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Patrick Fulkrod
Brown Hobson

Water flow: Fluctuant. Check with TVA

Visibility: 50 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: all day

Best stretch: Entire River

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 baetis 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

Nymph and Dry Dropper

7-Day Forecast

Rain looks to be gone. We really didnt get anything significant. The doe river is running at a great flow for this time of year. Provided you don't get hosed by the tvas unscheduled releases fishing should be great. Brown Trout Fly Fishing LLC 803-431-9437 ORVIS Asheville 828-687-0301

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