Like the South Holston, the Watauga River produces bountiful brown and rainbow trout.
The Watauga River is ole reliable to our guides. This river can be floated on low water and does not need to be planned around the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Water release schedule.
In the true definition of Wata’gi (beautiful water), much like the South Holston River, The Watauga river is a 20-mile tailwater system that is produced and generated by watershed via the Wilbur Dam. The water temperatures are continuously cold for producing healthy brown and rainbow trout fishing year-round.
Located in Elizabethton, Tn, the initial process for a watershed begins in North Carolina. Watauga County, Nc is stapled by Grandfather Mountain. The watershed journey begins there and flows into the Watauga lake which meets Wilbur Dam. The Watauga Lake staples some of the cleanest lake water in the United States and proves in producing some of the most efficient and clean hydroelectricity.
The Watauga provides a sporty atmosphere of rapids, smooth water, with runs and riffles. These characteristics make the Watauga a great partnered choice to the South Holston. The Watauga is consistent fishing when the South Holston is not generating water for float trips as the Watauga can always be floated on low water.