The big Holston is doing just fine. We just finished up a few days on the water with some good folks and had a lot of fun. The fish here can little picky from time to time but that's just how it goes some days. I can't say anything bad about the river right now. It does have quite a bit of pressure on it, but it's still fishing very well. Every trout that came into the boat were fiesty little footballs. The trout here have an attitude and will let you know it as soon as you put a hook in one.
There are plenty of bugs coming off the water now and the fish are eating them well enough. Be ready to throw dry's, nymphs and just about everything else. I'm not going to say much more because i don't want to spoil it for you. Just be ready to have fun and stick some good fish. The Holston will be our primary water for the next couple of weeks until we get more favorable water flows on some of our other rivers. So if you have never made it up this way, nows the perfect time.