Home Register Today's Posts Members User CP Calendar FAQ

Go Back   Little River Outfitters Forum > Fly Fishing Board > Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-30-2012, 02:14 PM
CinciVol CinciVol is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Knoxville
Posts: 157
Smile Holston below Cherokee May 25th

I fished the Holston about 5 miles below Cherokee dam on Friday May 25th from 12-3 pm. I saw a few caddis hatching but not the level of bug activity that I am used to seeing this time of year. However, trout were rising somewhat frequently to eat something (caddis emergers or midges?). I fished a double nymph rig with a heavy nymph fished about a foot above an olive zebra midge and ended up doing really well. Caught about 10 trout with 5 pushing the 15" mark and all were Holston-fat. There was a mix of rainbows and browns (first browns I have caught on the river). Below is a shot of my best fish of the day. It was awesome.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-30-2012, 03:37 PM
waterwolf waterwolf is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,202
Default

A brown from the Holston is not common, not rare just not an every day event. Pretty fish, and glad you had a good day.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-30-2012, 06:06 PM
wmwalker's Avatar
wmwalker wmwalker is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Smyrna
Posts: 59
Thumbs up

Very nice fish and sounds like you had a great day. Thanks for sharing with all of us.
__________________
Wyatt Walker
wyattwalker@bellsouth.net
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-31-2012, 06:27 AM
Corbo Corbo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Sevierville TN
Posts: 494
Default

Awesome!

Yet to catch a really nice brown on the Holston... I have only fished it at Nance's and need to find other sites to access the river.... care to share?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-31-2012, 06:52 AM
MadisonBoats's Avatar
MadisonBoats MadisonBoats is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Norris, TN
Posts: 1,883
Default

I have heard the Holston is fishing well and possibly at the start of an awesome 2-3 year cycle. May have to head up that way and fish with Corbo....
__________________
“Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will, & creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom... The
power
to choose, to respond, to change.”


Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-31-2012, 08:39 AM
CinciVol CinciVol is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Knoxville
Posts: 157
Default

Corbo and Shawn, I'd be glad to let you know exactly where I was fishing (Shawn has my phone#) but I accessed the river from some private property. It was a bit downstream of the Tampico area.

I was surprised at the number of browns I saw. The trout grow so quickly in that river they may have been stocked in the last year? Seems like the river would be great for browns since it is warm and relatively slow moving in a lot of areas.

There was a lot of junk (weeds and algae) floating down the river. I'm sure that brought a lot of food along and also helped disguise my un-stealthy delivery. Not sure if there is a way to predict if/when that crud plume will happen based on Cherokee's generation or if it just happens this time of year?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-01-2012, 02:35 PM
waterwolf waterwolf is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,202
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MadisonBoats View Post
I have heard the Holston is fishing well and possibly at the start of an awesome 2-3 year cycle. May have to head up that way and fish with Corbo....
I am curious about the cycle you feel could be coming. If you don't mind please elaborate
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:07 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.