Conditions are ideal now for drift boat trips on the Hiwassee river. We are currently floating the upper river through the gorge and national forest area daily. TVA began giving us adequate flows ahead of schedule this year. Flow rates are the best we have seen for some time. The quality zone is happening and fish are rising at the steps.

It is dry fly season on the river. The sulfurs are waning and the big Isonychias are beginning to pop. There are also few caddis, cahills and assorted other insects hatching. When the weather is right, the little BWO’s show themselves.

Water temps are the coldest ever. We are getting readings in the 50’s as far down as Reliance. Most afternoons are foggy and cool on the river , even in the summer warmth.

Summer fishing on the Hiwassee is great. Give us a call and spend a day on a western river – just outside your backyard.

We have seen excellent fish caught on the Holston recently. All of our other other east Tennessee streams and rivers are fishing well.

As always, please call or email for an up-to-the-minute report.

Dane Law - Southeastern Anglers

423-338-7368 / 770-655-9210