South Holston Fishing Reports from August: The fishing was great this past month and the river produced consistent High-Water flows. Nymph fishing has been great with in line rigs or heavier bounce rigs. August produced a “heavier is better” style fishing to consistently be on the bottom. A little frustration was encountered with the length of feeding by the trout. However, the bite was consistent when feeding occurred.
Recommended flies: Jiggy Sulphur Nymph, RS2 in grey, purple, and olive, rainbow scuds, Purple Frenchie and Patty Cake Midge
Dry fly Fishing produced healthy hatches in the late evenings and fish were rising closer to the river banks.
Recommended Flies: Puff daddys, Sparkle Duns, Puff daddy Cripples and a size 22 green midge.
If you’re looking for a local fly shop to stock up on, you can head over to Mahoney’s Sports in Johnson City to stock up! They have some great people working there and they are super passionate about fly fishing. They will point you in the right direction for stocking up on the flies you need to catch some fish!
If you’re looking to get out on the water than give us a call or head on over to our South Holston River Fishing page to learn more or book a trip! We try to update our South Holston fishing reports and Watauga River fishing reports monthly, so check back each month to see what we’re catching fish on!