Home Register Today's Posts Members User CP Calendar FAQ

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

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-28-2012, 09:53 PM
mstone mstone is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 272
Default Week on the South Holston

Enjoyed a great week floating and wading on the South Holston river last week. The water schedule was all over the place, but there was plenty of fishing done. Sulphurs were spotty and the blue wing olives were pretty numerous.Saw some micro caddis and one afternoon saw a big cranefly hatch. The bigger browns are on the move, maybe not feeding much, but I spotted some good ones. Small dries with even smaller nymphs dropped off seemed to work well on the slower water. The fish were up on dries really well a couple of days on high water, with takes on almost every cast for a short while. Streamers worked okay too, but not as well as expected.Caught some really beautiful browns and rainbows on this trip.Hats off to the Project Healing Waters that had a day on the river on Saturday. Those folks sure deserve that. We spoke to quite a few as they passed us in guide boats on Saturday.It wiil probably be February before I will get back up there. Waterfowl season is getting closer...bring it on.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 08:37 AM
fourx's Avatar
fourx fourx is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Knoxville
Posts: 235

Fished up there this past cold/drizzly Sunday.
We fished behind the drop up high at the TVA access road not far from the weir.
Started seeing some bwo duns around 1:30 and was getting excited when all of a sudden a huge sulfur hatch started coming off.
Fish were rising everywhere!
But, this is probably the most heavily fished area of the river and those were some TOUGH fish to fool! Very frustrating.
I showed em everything in my box on a long leader and only managed 7 fish out of many feeding trout.
The coloration on the browns was stunning.
Glad you had a good trip mstone, mine was fun but humbling.

Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 08:25 AM
mstone mstone is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 272

I thought about fishing that section as the water fell out, but made the decision to come home. The pressure that it gets and it being Sunday helped make up my mind, not to mention all the fishing time I had over the previous two weeks.I felt like there could have been a good hatch that day.I heard that TVA may start sluicing sometime in November, if so, I may make one more short trip.
Reply With Quote

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 05:46 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.