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Old 08-25-2008, 09:06 PM
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What are some good flies to use below cherokee?
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:31 PM
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Beadheads, but you might want to wait until next year. Water temps are scorching hot and if any fish are still alive it will be detrimental to their health to catch them. Call TVA and thank them for their extortion of the coldwater layer in Cherokee Lake.

Sorry for the TVA jab at the end, but it is a source of fire right now.

BHPT, Small Caddis, Princes, and some midge stuff at times.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:04 AM
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Waterwolf I was just wondering why a guide who posts here a lot and fishes the Holston often in his latest report says the water temps. are just fine up towards the dam.I do not know the river at all, but he must be on private water as I did not think there was much access in that area?
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:59 AM
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Maybe to trick unsuspecting patrons. i'm joking. when is the last time he updated his report?
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:21 PM
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Waterwolf I was just wondering why a guide who posts here a lot and fishes the Holston often in his latest report says the water temps. are just fine up towards the dam.I do not know the river at all, but he must be on private water as I did not think there was much access in that area?

Don't think you will find a single Holston report typed by me, if you look at the Hiwasee thread you will see where I said the water temps soared. Water temps on the Holston don't usually gradually warm up, it happens dang near instantly for some reason.

Water temps are in the mid. to upper 70's from the dam downstream. There is very little public water on the Holston, except at the Dam and Nances Ferry. I usually float, and would not put my boat in the Holston to trout fish right now, for pay or for free. I was at Nances on Saturday putting my boat in, and the water was 82 degrees at 9:00 am.

TVA ran a little too much water this year and the coldwater reserve was exhausted. We all know that river is touch and go, but things can be done to ensure the trout survive, however those measures were not taken this year. Lots of variable came into play, and it is just the way it is, some years they survive, other years they die.
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:23 PM
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is it still a good float for the bronze backs?
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:30 PM
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Mr. Waterwolf I do not see anywhere that I said you posted the report. I do not know who you are or if you are a guide or not.To make it a little clearer a person who is a guide and has a web site where fishing reports are posted with pictures said that (August 23) the water was much cooler up towards the dam.As I said I know very little about the river but his photos do not look like anything real close to the dam. That is why I felt it must be private access. By the way he has had some real nice fish in his reports.
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:42 PM
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I personally have not fished the Holston in about 3 weeks, but i have several friends that have been fishing it lately with good luck. They have not reported high water temps or a slump in the action. The access is the real issue in the good fishing areas, unless you float down and fish or know someone.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:08 PM
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What kind of fish are they catching?
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:03 PM
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Nevermind guess I was wrong, y'all enjoy.
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