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Holston River, Tennessee - Fishing Report - December 07, 2016
The TVA is running water about an hour three times a day. That give you some time to fish
about anywhere you like but you have to move up and down the river to miss the pulses.
Midges will catch there larger hold over trout. So will streamers like our Brown and White
Sculpin. Our crayfish pattern with the dumbbell eyes work good on the smallmouth.
Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain today and Sunday and Monday
otherwise clear for the next week. Highs will range from 33 to 51 and lows from 18 to 25

Recommended Trout Flies:
Afternoon Water Temperature: 46
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 should begin to hatch anytime now.
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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