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Watauga River, Tennessee - Fishing Report - August 16, 2017
They continue to run two or more generators from about noon for the rest of the day. This
schedule is likely to continue. It works fine for drift boats. We received two good reports
again from customers fishing this past week. Sculpin streamers and little Sister caddis
produced most of the fish caught.
Stream Conditions:




7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain everyday through Friday, then
clearing for five days.. Highs will range from 83 to 88 degrees and lows from 62 to 70
degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Afternoon Water Temperature: 54 (warmer downstream)
Clarity: Clear
TVA Release Schedule Wilbur
Blue-winged Olives: size 18 and 16, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva pupa and adults
Cinnamon Caddis, size 16/18, larva, pupa and adults
Little Sister Caddisflies, size 18, larva, pupa and adults
Green Sedge (caddis), size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Sulphurs, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8-12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
There is little change in the best approach to use. Be sure to check the TVA release
schedule shown above. Our Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin are excellent flies to
use anytime.
Midges are hatching. Green Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.. Sulphurs (true
sulphurs) are hatching. Cinnamon Caddis are hatching.
Little Sister Caddis are hatching.
Hatches of various species of Blue-winged Olives are possible in the afternoons and
more likely and in greater quantities if the skies are cloudy or overcast.  
Terrestrials are working, Carpenter ants, Japanese Beetles and Hoppers.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
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 (sales@perfectflystore.com)
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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