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smaples 12-28-2006 03:42 PM

I am thinking about fishing the watauga this weekend (12/30/06). I have never fished there before. I'll be wading. Is this a good river to fish in the winter? Any suggestions of what area to fish, or not fish?

Troutman 12-28-2006 04:10 PM

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Watauga is a good choice for winter fishing. I always seem to catch good fish during Jan. and Feb. I posted a pict. of one on the pict board from last Jan. The trophy section below Smalling Bridge is easy access and you could spend all day there and not get bored. *Go to for directions. I also fish in town at the city park and upstream towards Stony Creek. Saturdays can be crowded just like most all tailwaters this time of year so get there early! Don't forget to stop at "PALS" for lunch in Elizabethton. Great chili-cheese hotdogs!

kylemc 12-28-2006 04:10 PM

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Yes, it is fishing pretty good right now. Lots of wading spots.Hunter Bridge is a pretty good spot,Siam bridge,and Riverridge campground is in the Quality section. Have fun, be safe. Check the generation before you go.

doghaircaddis 12-28-2006 05:37 PM

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You really should stop by Pals.

kylemc 12-28-2006 05:41 PM

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Ridgewood BBQ!!!

Luke Warmwater 12-28-2006 07:37 PM

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Ridgewood is outstanding, also I would suggest that Firehouse Restaurant (name?) in Johnson City. It is not far from Riverridge and WELL worth the money.

smaples 12-29-2006 08:49 AM

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I forgot to ask about the generation. Do all generator need to be off for wading? thanks for all the resposes to my post.

Randy Ratliff 12-29-2006 10:33 AM

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