On the South Holston, oddly enough, there have still been quite a few sulphurs hatching. Most of which have been weather related during warmer sunny days. As the colder weather approaches us, look for more Blue Winged Olive action.
As usual, the tiny flies are present –black flies and midges – as well as scuds. On the Watauga, look for increased activity with Blue Winged Olives. Midges and small nymph rigs will always bring some fish to hand.
Despite the colder weather and the immense amount of rain we have received, the fishing has still been very productive! Most days we are seeing Blue Winged Olives in sizes 18 and as small as 22.
Good hatches of small dun and brown caddis in sizes 16-18 have been prevalent around mid morning with the occasional large tan caddis in a size 12. You certainly can’t go wrong with midges in sizes 20-22. They are always on the water this time of year!