Hiwassee River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Hiwassee River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Watch the flows and drift the upper river or best sections. Good afternoon hatches. This is our current choice of rivers for dry fly action.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Hiwassee River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Southeastern Anglers

Water flow: 3000 CFS

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 63 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 10am - 5pm

Best stretch: Powerhouse to Reliance or below Reliance depending on flows

Best access point: Train trestle boat ramp

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Isonychias, BWO's, caddis.

Fish species: Rainbow Trout , Brown Trout

Fishing season: Year round

Nearest airport: Chattanooga, TN.

Hiwassee River Description

The Hiwassee scenic River in Reliance, Tennessee is a tailrace fishery. The constant water temperatures provide for year-round trout fishing. The Hiwassee tailwater begins in the Cherokee National Forest as it flows from TVA’s Appalachia Powerhouse. This section is about 21 miles long. The scenery on the river is unparalleled, as it was the first river in Tennessee to be recognized as a State Scenic River. ...

Techniques & Tips

Drift boat on the upper river. Fly fishing is good. All techniques are working now. We are fishing nymphs and small streamers early and dry dropper and single dries in the afternoons. Sunny afternoons are bringing hatches.

7-Day Forecast

Our #1 choice for fly fishing now. Possibly the best venue we offer this week. Early summer fishing is here. Dry Fly, nymph, and streamer. We can do it all here now. We are open. 07/01/20


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