News & Updates

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August has arrived and fishing opportunities abound in East Tennessee if you are looking to make most of your last days of Summer. The Clinch River below Norris Dam has been offering some very favorable schedules for both the wading and boating angler. You can pretty much count on split days of generation throughout the week, with wading available in the morning hours, followed by dam release.

    The dog days of summer have arrived, but thankfully the fishing is still remaining consistent. Caddis are hatching on the Clinch, high elevation mountain streams are full of hungry Brook trout, and smallmouth bass have started to put the feed bags on. Usually this time of year we really shift focus to our warm water species in the area, but if you are a trout angler the waters have remained cool for much of our summer season.

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Flows are looking good on our local tailwaters in the valley. The Clinch and Holston alike have been offering great wading opportunities both during the week and on the weekends as well. Afternoon generation is allowing the boating angler to get their piece of the pie. The low water schedules on the Clinch mean tricky fishing to weary trout holding in very shallow water. Black caddis are hatching off, especially in the early mornings.

Flows are finally settling down on our local tailwaters in the valley. The Clinch has been offering great wading opportunities both during the week and on the weekends as well. Midge fishing has been excellent on the low water schedule. If you can fish long drifts quartering downstream with fluorocarbon tippet you will likely find success. Olive, cream, black, and grey midge patterns have been the hot menu items lately, along with some PTs mixed in. For boating anglers afternoon generation provides a chance for afternoon and evening floats. When floating, break out the streamer box or nymph with larger flies at deeper depth. 
 Rob Fishing Report

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We finally have had a number of days in a row with little rainfall, a sigh of relief to the weather patterns we have experienced as of late. If we can get the rain to continue to hold back, this should mean the tail water fishing will be normal relatively soon. Everyone make sure you are doing your preventative rain dances at night before bed. While tailwater trout may be still out of the picture, our area provides a plethora of other fishing opportunities, and this may be a good time to broaden your fly fishing horizons.