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 really too high to wade on. The floating has been great. The tva is running about 1600 cfs out of the dam. That is a good flow. Fish the riffles and medium speed tai louts and edges.
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: 53 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Morning

Best stretch: Upper Half

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:

Midges Baetis Terrestrials eggs worms

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Tri Cities Regional, Asheville

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

Nymphing and Dry Dropper have been the most effective techniques. There are some bwo hatches late on high water.

7-Day Forecast

Big Snow forecasted this weekend. Boat ramps will probably hard to use for a little while.

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