Friday, July 10, 2015

South Holston Fishing Report

   A few guys stopped by the shop today to pick up flies before heading down to the South Holston in Tennessee. The conversation really made me look forward to heading back down that way October 12-16. I took a look at the lodge website tonight and found this fishing report:

"South Holston River 7.8.14


Summer time and the ‘fishin’s’ easy. Well, maybe not necessarily easy, but it’s been pretty darn good here on the South Holston River. We have some high water! With the recent rains, the TVA should be running water for the next little while. What does this mean? Well, not much low water, and that’s great for this time of year. The high water allows for some of the best dry fly fishing from the drift boat that we will have all year. The time is now, my friends. High water sulphur season is officially in full swing. Hooray!
Nymphing? Excellent. And will continue to be good to great all summer long for those that simply want to go out and catch a bunch of fish.
For those who want heads instead? Sulphurs have been around and will continue to be around daily. Almost like clockwork. Yep, for those who love the dry fly, this is definitely one of the best times to be here.
Beetle Fishing? Yes, we have a great terrestrial bite here on the South Holston and Watauga Rivers. Typically an early bird thing though. Think about being on dawn patrol. Interested? We can do it.
As for that Watauga River? It’s good too. Not as many bugs besides some stray olives, craneflies and the ever present midge, but the dry/dropper and light nymph rigs have sure been producing quite a few fish. A great change of scenery for those who plan on staying with us for a few days.
We are jukin’ and jivin’ here at the South Holston River Lodge this July. We have a few slots available this month for trips and cabin rentals. Next month too! Let us know how we can accommodate you.

If you missed the report from our trip back in May, here is a link to it:

If you would like to know more about this trip, book a trip on different dates or just learn more about the South Holston, give me a shout at 513-871-3474 or via e-mail at

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