Spring season has been outstanding so far. Early summer will be great also. The bugs are out on all of our major waters now.
- The Toccoa River is fishing well with sulfurs peaking now. Dry fly action with the big boys coming from large nymphs on the bottom.
- The Hiwassee is holding the best trout population of several years. Sulfurs are starting. We are currently wade fishing here and will begin drift boat trips on the upper river on May 29th. We will have some weekdays before then. We are expecting great dry fly fishing at the stairsteps for June.
- The tributaries in the Tellico basin are fishing well with a variety of bugs coming off. The brook trout in the headwaters of our favorite streams are fat and plentiful now.
- We have great flows to drift the Clinch River now. A few sulfurs down low on calm days. Of all the streams in the southeast, the Clinch is currently holding the best population of large fish. They are not always easy to catch. Bring your A game. If you have never fished it, it is like fishing a large spring creek in a drift boat. Stealth and presentation are critical. Early mornings are best.
- The Holston River continues to be a top producer. We are a couple of weeks into caddis here, with crane flies and a handful of sulfurs. All three float stretches are good.
- The smallmouth bite on the Nolichucky has begun and will just get better as the water temps increase. We have a great drift section just outside of Greeneville, Tennessee. We are currently catching them on streamers and will see some popper action in the coming weeks. Spin fishing with spinner baits, buzz baits and Rapalas is very productive also. We are offering a $300.00, two angler special to get this new venue established.
As always, please call or email for an up-to-the-minute report.
Dane Law - Southeastern Anglers
423-338-7368 / 770-655-9210