Watauga River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Watauga River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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We have had heard a report the TVA will crank flows up to help with power consumption during the freeze. Be ready for big flows if that is true
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Watauga River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Patrick Fulkrod
Brown Hobson

Water flow: Fluctuant. Check with TVA

Visibility: 50 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 39 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mid day

Best stretch: Upper and Middle 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:

Eggs WORMS Baetis Midges Worms

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Tri Cities Regional, Asheville

The All New Silver Sonic Waders

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

Double Nymph Rigs, Streamer, Dry Droper In that order

7-Day Forecast

It is going to be freezing cold. Make sure you are prepared. Brown Trout Fly Fishing LLC 803-431-9437 ORVIS Asheville 828-687-0301

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