Holston Proper, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Holston Proper, TN
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Holston Proper, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Try an alternate this week due to high flows.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Holston Proper is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Southeastern Anglers

Water flow: 4000 CFS

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 65 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 9am to 5pm

Best stretch: lower stretch for smallies

Best access point: Dam. Indian Cave, Nances Ferry

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

caddis, crane flies, midge, mayflies, crawfish

Fish species: trout and smallmouth

Fishing season: year round

Nearest airport: Knoxville, TN.

Holston Proper Description

The Holston River is a major river system of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee. The Holston river is one of the newest tailwater trout fisheries in Tennessee. It is located below Cherokee dam in Jefferson city near Knoxville. This section of tailwater is well below the south fork of the Holston. TWRA began stocking trout here in 1999 and it has been a huge success. This stretch also offers superb smallmouth ...

Techniques & Tips

*Drift and jet boat fly fishing. Streamers and large nymphs are best bets. Poppers in the shade for smallmouth.

7-Day Forecast

Smallmouth bite coming along and will be strong soon with lower flows. Use the Clinch river as a good local alternate for trout. Dane - 770-655-9210. 08/19/2019


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