Hello to all of the Southeastern Anglers out there! 2023 is showing itself to be a great year for trout fishing in our area. With a little less rainfall and generally cooler temps so far, our mainstay fisheries are in great shape. The Hiwassee River in Reliance, TN has been a consistent producer and will fish well through July with excellent lake levels, good flows, and cool water temps. The Holston River below Cherokee dam fished very well for the spring trout season, with more nice browns coming to the net than previous years. It is now transitioning to a smallmouth fishery in the lower reaches.
Due mainly to the lower precipitation levels, we have been able to start on the Cumberland River in Burkesville, Ky. earlier this year than prior years. The catch rates are excellent with trout within the slot limit coming to the net daily. The sulphur hatch here has been strong as we move into the terrestrial season. Dry dropper fishing is among the best in the southeast. The Cumberland River will most likely be the most productive trout fishery in the southeast for the next 4 months.
As always, call or email to book your fly fishing adventure with us. Our rates have remained the same and will continue to do so through this season.