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Holston River, Tennessee - Fishing Report - February 22, 2017
The warm weather has been great but tended to make anglers want to fish the same way
they would in the month of May. Midges are still the main insects to imitate. With the
warmer water, we should begin to start seeing some caddis hatch earlier than normal, but
we haven't heard that to be the situation. The water is very warm at the lower end of the
river, warm enough to fish for smallmouth.

7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain everyday but Friday and Sunday for
this coming week.
Highs will range from 51 to 77 and lows from 32 to 52 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Afternoon Water Temperature: 41
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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