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Old 09-22-2011, 03:32 PM
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Hey guys,

I just moved to Johnson City and was looking for some info on the rivers and streams up here.

I have scouted the Watauga. From Watauga to Sycamore Shoals all the way up to both dams. I read in another thread where this river was described as a "zoo". I have seen a few fisherman but nothing to the affect of a zoo. Does Sycamore Shoals offer any good fishing. I am recovering from back surgery, so the shallow slow water is tempting, but not if there aren't any fish. It's also 10mins from my house.

What about the Doe, and any others?
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:43 PM
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You've moved to a great town for flyfishing!
Watauga is a great river and fishes well all through town.
South Holston is more crowded but is my favorite eastern river.
The best and easiest way to find the "low-down" is by visiting flyshops up there and getting river access maps. South Holston Flyshop is where I go.
The mountains above town have great brook trout fishing and the Nolichucky is good for smallmouth and some trout up high.
Upper reaches of the Doe fish good. I like Roan mtn. state park for the Doe.
The thing to remember about Sycamore shoals and other areas is: There are fish out the ying-yang but catching them is up to you.

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Old 09-22-2011, 06:57 PM
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Lumber_Jack,

I am considering moving to that area as well. Less crowded than the Smokies and the Knoxville area. Great tailwater fishing as well as freestone streams. Consider the Cherokee Nat. Forest area above Hampton as well, Laurel Fork is a very nice stream for browns, bows and specs up high.

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Old 09-24-2011, 05:24 PM
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Thanks for the help guys. I drove up to South Holston Fly Shop yesterday. The guy there was nice and drew in all the good access points on the map I bought.

After that I drove out and scouted some of the river. It was very open, not many fisherman. If I was a little farther along in my recover I would have gotten a line wet. Looks great I can't wait to get out there and catch some fish.
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Check out the local Trout Unlimited chapter, Overmountain Chapter, omtuinfo@bvu.net. Tell them the state council chair, John, sent you.
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Check out the local Trout Unlimited chapter, Overmountain Chapter, omtuinfo@bvu.net. Tell them the state council chair, John, sent you.
I'll do that, thank John
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