Spring BOOKING SPECIAL!

Full day floats: $395

2 person full day wade: $325

1 person full day wade: $295

Come enjoy some of the best trout fishing in the Southeast, if not the entire East Coast at an amazing rate for a limited time!

A trip booked before May 1st can be scheduled for ANY fishing trip on the South Holston and Watauga River’s during 2017! You won’t regret it. Come experience some of the best all around trout fisheries in the Southeast with the best caddis and sulphur hatches possibly in the lower 48!

The Report:

Winter still has a little bit of a grip on us here in the High Country and around the shop at Highland Outfitters. That’s okay though, we need the precipitation to have some sustained water levels this summer. As for the fishing? As good as it gets for March on many of our area streams and tailwaters.

 

 

South Holston River:

The South Holston has been fishing well. Up until recently, much of the fishing has been out of the boat on high water. Lots of fish being caught with a few nice fish finding their way to the net. With the erratic schedule, low water fishing has been limited to the upper end for the most part after thhe TVA turns the wheel off in the early afternoon. Lots of olives and midges. Standard for this time of year. LOTS OF LOW WATER WADE FISHING opportunities to come though. Dry fly fishing has been spotty, but heavy nymph rigs on high water and lighter nymph and dry/dropper rigs are the theme on low water.

Watauga River

Seems to be the busier of the two tailwaters as of late. The Blue Wing Olive bite has been outstanding with the hatches coming off like clock work around 1 o’clock or so, and fishing with midges early and late has been great as well. Scuds have also been a great option for those who frequent the upper and middle stretches. Lots of them this time of year. Or should I say, all year? Most anglers and guides alike, however, are waiting on the main event–the caddis hatch. This will be bring folks from all around the region. It truly is a spectacle. If you haven’t seen it, we certainly recommend it. It is truly some of the best nymphing and dry fly fishing of the year on the Watauga…honest. Every single fish caught will be fat and pot bellied, loaded with caddis. Can you not tell at Highland Outfitters, we are excited about caddis?

 

 

Delayed Harvest/Small Streams

They are all stocked and fishing well. Water levels are PRIME! Standard fly fair is exceptional. Big PT’s, small PT’S, Prince Nymphs, or your favorite attractor should be sufficient.

Come gives us a a visit or call the shop. Highland Outfitters can certain fulfill your needs on your next visit to the High Country or East Tennessee.

Highland Outfitters Team

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