TN Stream Reports


Last Update: November 2, 2017


The Watauga has been fishing well. Make sure to check the generation schedule if you plan on wading. Terrestrials, BWO nymphs and general mayfly nymphs have been the ticket.  Here are the patterns you need to have handy:

pheasant tails (16-20), Adams purple parachute (16-18), parachute and cdc sulphur patterns (16-18). Stoneflies and worm patterns will produce as well. Pheasant tails are also producing on a curved hook or straight.


Steady releases this week have meant more floating than wading but look for that to stop for some good wade fishing this weekend.  Here’s what you need in your fly box if you’re headed over that way:

zebra midges in black and olive (18-20) , rainbow warriors and small pheasant tails (18-20). On top CDC and parachute sulphur patterns and blue winged olive patterns are all you’ll need right now. Streamers can be deadly during high water conditions, especially if you get a cloudy day.

You can check the generation schedule for both rivers on the “Links” page of our website.