November Fishing Report

fishing report

South Holston: Consistent water on the South Holston River has been premium with an average flow of 1300 CFS. The quality and quantity of fish has increased as spawning season is in full affect. It has been odd start to the winter months with great caddis hatches and the majority of fish being taken on dry fly, even sulfurs. Nymphing has consisted of smaller midges and the occasional fried egg tied by Jason Bromwell at High Flying Flies. Inline rigs have worked as always but we have really relied on bottom bouncing, recently.

Midges: cream, top secret, black and copper, grey and red

Egg Pattern: Jason’s fried egg (High Flying Flies)

Dry fly: Black elk hair caddis, Morgans midge, parachute adams, and the occasional sulfur (rare this time of year).

Watauga: Have not fished due to consistent flows on the South Holston.

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About Taylor Klarman

I am a retired United States Marine. I finished my last tour in 2013, shortly after I was retired. The long road of completing a Master’s degree in business and working various jobs was just not enough to fill the vessel of life. Fishing has always been a pillar of my life as I am a native of Mobile Bay, Alabama. I grew up competing in the thriving fisheries from Florida across to Venice, LA as the crow flew. Fortunately, The Marine Corps took me to many places in this life and freshwater fly-fishing became my addictive pastime while in the service.