Hiwassee River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Hiwassee River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
High water this week. It is time to always keep shad patterns for streamers and winter stonefly patterns for dry fly on hand.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Hiwassee River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Southeastern Anglers

Water flow: 4000 CFS

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 54 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. Nymph with dries always possible. Small streamers also producing fish.

7-Day Forecast

Best location for southeastern drift boat trout fishing this week. High, but fish are biting streamers. We are expecting normal flows in a week or two. . Early spring will be excellent here with no crowds. Browns coming out of hiding. This will be our first river to return to normal levels soon. 03/18/2019

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