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Holston River, Tennessee - Fishing Report - January 18, 2017
The water is back warm enough in the lower part of the river that Smallmouth bass are
being caught again. Trout are being taken in good numbers in the upper part of the river.
Streamers, like the Black Matuka Sculpin streamers are working good as well as Midges,
Creams and Reds. There are Winter stoneflies still hatching. You may find some little
Blue-winged olive hatches taking place.

7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of snow through Saturday, then clearing
for the next four days. Highs will range from 23 to 37 and lows from 8 to 28 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Afternoon Water Temperature: 39 (warmer downstream)
Clarity: Clear
TVA Release Schedule Cherokee:
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives: size 20, 18 nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
Black Flies, size 18/20, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Be sure to check the TVA release schedule shown above.
Various species of Blue-winged Olives are hatching, mostly on cloudy, overcast days.
Black flies are hatching.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
Midges are hatching and will become more important when the water cools down. Fish the
larva and pupa imitations in tandem.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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