OCTOBER 11, 2021
When We Think About Lifetime Wild Brown Trout , Some Anglers Can Only Dream Of Catching A True Giant , The Angler Who Plays The Game The Most and Can Lethally Execute and Perform At The Highest Level Under Enormous Pressure Ranks At the Top to Claim A Massive Victory , Sight Fishing On High Water ( 2200 CFS ) Under Low Light Conditions While Waiting Out the Fading Remaining Daylight Patiently Focusing on the Big Heads Surface Feeding Is Without A Doubt The Most Adrenaline Pumping Game Here on The South Holston River , Pictured Above Caught on October 10 , 2021 Is My New Personal Best Dry Fly Capture To Date , This Big Girl Put On A Show At Dusk Giving Me One of the Best Fights of My Life on Big Water , I Pulled Anchor Several Times Chasing Her For Nearly 100 Yards , Ultimately She Got Winded By The Current While I Kept Her " Above The Boat " And Tapped Out Swimming Right Into The Net , She Has Impressive Length and Girth With Beautiful Golden Shoulders And A Wide Paddle Tail , Quite A Bit of Weight On Her Amazing Features - A SoHo River Rocket , She Is A Perfect 10 , A Complete & Total Package , Capable of Breaking Your Heart . . Like All Special Wild Brown Trout I Appropriately Named Her " Bella Donna " Beautiful Life
Its That Time Of Year Again To Pitch In and Give Back To The Rivers That Give So Much To All of Us
Clean The SoHo And Watauga . . . I Will See You There !
The Fishing Has Been Great Here On The South Holston River , TVA Has Been Giving Generous Amounts of High Water Flows, Our Weather Is Absolutely Beautiful This Time of Year In East Tennessee , The Annual Leaf Hatch Is Fully Underway Daily And Will Only Deteriorate As October Progresses . . . Here They Come ! There Is Some Dry Fly Action Daily Up Top Near The Dam as the Sulphurs Continue to Provide With A Few BWO Also Hatching , Timing and Location And Water Flows Are Key
Pre Spawn Fishing is Fully Underway And Preparations Are Being Made for the Big Game With Great Anticipation On The Migration Of These Amazing Wild Brown Trout , Pictured Above Is A Boone Lake Runner Intercepted On October 9 , 2021 At Dusk Under Drizzle and Foggy Conditions On High Water 2200 CFS - A Tremendous Handsome Buck Measuring 25 inches ( roughly 6 pounds ) With Impressive Kype and a Thick Muscular Build . . He Is Among One Of The Best Browns We Have Boated This Fall . . . Like All Special Wild Brown Trout I Named Him " Rowdy " Appropriately Due To His Bad Attitude .
A Friendly Reminder If You Are Planning On Fishing the SoHo or Watauga or Any Wild Trout River This Fall ? Be Mindful of Spawning Wild Trout And For the Love of Wild Brown Trout Fishing DO NOT WADE ON THE REDDS , It May Sound Like A Broken Record However There Are Still Some Anglers Who Do Not Know . . Education Is Key , As Of November 1 2021 There are 2 Sections Of The South Holston River That Close To All Fishing For The Trout To Successfully Spawn Without Human Interference . . . With That Said Let The Big Game Begin !
These South Holston River Browns Are Starting To Color Up Nicely , Special Thanks To William And 12 Year Old Hanleigh For the Great Time Spent on the South Holston River , Heavy October Rains and High Wind Warnings Combined With a Prolific Leaf Hatch Could Not Stop William & Hanleigh . . . Proof Pictured Above and Below Reveals Some of The Results . . . Hanleigh's First Time Fly Fishing , First Ever Trout , Thanks For The Big Smile and Awesome Pictures Hanleigh . . . A Lifetime Memory For This Rookie Guide
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The TVA Has Completed The Brand New Boat Access At The Osceola Island Fishing Access Area , This New Ramp Is Fully Concrete Which Offers Very Easy Access to High and Low Water Boating Options , After Almost 2 Years From the Start of this Project . . . I Can Tell You That The TVA Did A Great Job , As Of October 1 , 2021 This New Boat Ramp Is Open To The Public , We Already Put The Boat In For Low Water Fishing And Are Very Impressed With This New Access To This Beautiful River
Looks Like We Have Us A Boone Runner
SOHO AQUITIC INSECT FACTORY
YOU CANT WIN IF YOU DONT PLAY
THE PLAYING FIELD FOR THE 2021 SOHO SUPERBOWL OF BROWN TROUT FLY FISHING
OPENING KICKOFF NOVEMBER 1 , 2021
Pre Game Warm Up
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DO NOT WADE ON OR AROUND SPAWNING REDDS
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