News & Updates

As you might have observed, the tailwaters are running a lot of water. However, fishing couldn’t be better in the mountain

Brook Troutstreams and freestone rivers of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. In Townsend, the rivers are flowing right around their median flow, and the higher elevations are at the perfect temperature.

After a very long stretch of hot and dry weather, it looks like we’ll be getting some needed rain here in the next few days.

Fish 2This may temporarily affect flows on the Holston, Clinch, and to some extent the French Broad, but nothing that will make a major impact on flows for the next week or this weekend.


Flows are settling into predictable patterns on the Clinch and the Holston for the summer, and fishing opportunities abound in the tailwaters around East Tennessee. The Clinch is running low and clear, providing challenging conditions during these sunny days, while the afternoon schedule gives boaters favorable flows. Also this week, the cold waters of the Holston are producing very large rainbows. 

Mark IIJoin us on Thursday May 30th from 5 to 7 pm for the Superfly Happy Hour with Mark Longmire of Syndicate Fly Rods Fly Rods. Superfly Happy Hour is a chance to learn, listen, and lie with your friends new and old.

Watauga River RainbowWe’ve had a pretty rocky road with respects to predictability of flows on most of East Tennessee’s tailwaters here of late but this weekend heralds three days of recreational flows on the Clinch and the potential of good to better flows on both the Holston and the French Broad Rivers. If you had a chance to get out on a favorable flow you already know that the fishing has been nothing short of fantastic.