Watauga River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Watauga River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Flows are good. Sulphurs in the afternoons. Some caddis hanging around down low stil. Be aware of COVID-19 restrictions! Be safe!
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: 59 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Morning

Best stretch: The 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:

Sulphur caddis baetis

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

Nymph and Dry Dropper

7-Day Forecast

High water is still the theme. Its not too high by any means. The doe did jump last night so you might give the lower stretches a day or two to clear.


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