Winter 2016-17 Report

We crawled out the drought in mid December, opening up a ton of really nice freestone water that hadn’t been touched in months. Between the Nolichucky, Watauga, S. Holston, and many of the high elevation small streams we stayed on the water as long as the weather held. Winter time in the S. Appalachians boast some of our finest freestone fishing of the year, and the folks willing to dress warm were generally rewarded. The S. Holston and Watauga tailwaters remained consistent throughout winter and fished extremely well for the most part.