Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: watauga river advice

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    crossville tn

    Default watauga river advice

    i was thinking of making the drive from crossville this sunday to either the soho or watauga..... i have fished the soho below the weir dam once but have never fished the watauga.... question being..... where are the access areas that are wadeable during no generation and which areas are better fishing... how long after the generation is shut off can you start to wade the accessible areas... it's going to be about a three hour drive for me so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...
    thaxs dan
    i fish because the voices in my head tell me to

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Morristown Tn.


    There are many places to fish the Watauga right through the downtown section and all are about the same as far as productiveness goes, The water does not run down in this area for at least 2-3 hours or longer after the generators are turned off. It's less time than that up closer to the dam. The problem with fishing this river is that there is still a few inches of snow on the ground and it will be melting some each day. That will put the water temperature down in the 30's and that can be a problem with getting the fish to hit. However, the South Holston, up closer to the dam, has some good hatches coming off so there should be good fishing taking place. It still looks like winter up there and the snow was still flying this morning up that way. Good luck.
    Hugh Hartsell---East Tenn.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Kingsport, Tennessee


    Last edited by Randy Ratliff; 01-27-2012 at 09:43 AM.

Similar Threads

  1. Watauga River
    By g022271 in forum Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-13-2013, 12:15 PM
  2. Watauga and SoHo float advice
    By yeltad in forum Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-14-2012, 09:04 PM
  3. Watauga River Stripers
    By Corbo in forum Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-05-2012, 09:30 AM
  4. Watauga River
    By tnfishingfanatic in forum Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-05-2010, 11:56 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts