South Holston River

Date: January 12-15th

Where: South Holston River & Watauga River (East Tennessee)

Flows: 90 cfs (low water) / 250 cfs (sluicing) / 2000 cfs (running)

Water Temp: 46 degrees

Daytime Air Temps: 50's 

Hatches present: Black midges, little blue wing olives, & sulfurs

Best times to fish: All day, better with clouds

Top flies: Nuke eggs, baetis nymphs, midge nymphs, bwo 20 dries, suphur 18 dries, & meat

Top stretches: Below dam to spawning area and big springs road (holston),  upper watauga float

Best place to stay:  South Holston River Lodge  

green sculpin

green sculpin

eggs

eggs

baetis nymph

baetis nymph