South Holston River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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South Holston River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Safety first. Don't wade. If you're not a seasoned rower, err on the side of caution. Fishing is great on the high flow!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing South Holston River is currently Good

Water flow: HIGH FLOW, up to 4000cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 12pm - 5pm

Best stretch: Big Springs Road

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

South Holston River Description

The River
The South Holston River begins as a tailwater emanating from the South Holston Dam. 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 ...

Techniques & Tips

Many approaches can be applied on the SoHo. However a long leader, 6X tippet, and small flies will be the best practice. The river is packed with fish, but they are smart and selective. Most nymphs will start at a size 16 and go smaller from there. Sulphers will be 14-16 and BWO's will be 16-20. Streamer fishing is usually reserved for float trips during high water. Always remember, generation flows change daily. Check the flows before you enter the water: Feel free to buzz me for the most up to date info on the hour at 276.466.8988, or shoot me an email,

7-Day Forecast

BIG FLOW. Right now TVA is alternating from 1500cfs to 4000cfs. Most of the day we are seeing the higher side of 4000cfs. Be safe out there. We are keeping a close eye on predicted release and actual observed releases. Call the shop if you have any questions. 276-466-8988

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