TN Fly Fishing

fly_fishingOur Watauga River Cabin Rental in East Tennessee is located right on the Watauga River, one of only two rivers in the state that are designated as a Trophy Trout Stream. Providing cozy accommodations right in the heart of the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains and Cherokee National Forest, you'll enjoy plenty of rest, relaxation and fun things to do while staying with us.

Fly fishing is a extraordinarily popular sport in East Tennessee, and our area is filled with numerous places to cast your line. Discover some of these phenomenal places to trout fish and fly fish in the East Tennessee mountains.

  • Laurel Fork Creek
    Laurel Fork Creek is a renowned East TN Fly Fishing creek located in Northeast Tennessee near the small community of Hampton. This creek is a great place to fish for brook trout and contains some nice views of the surrounding Cherokee National Forest.
  • Beaverdam Creek
    Located in the Cherokee National Forest, the Beaverdam Creek Watershed area is also a popular East Tennessee Fly Fishing spot. Just a short distance from Watauga Lake and the Watauga River, the Beaverdam Creek Watershed area offers not only some of the best TN Trout Fishing in the state, but also excellent views of the mountains and the unique flora and fauna found here.
  • The Doe River
    The beautiful Doe River meanders through the historic town of Elizabethton Tennessee and is a nice place to enjoy Tennessee Trout Fishing and Fly Fishing. The gentle waters provide a nice place to wade, and the surrounding mountain vistas and views are spectacular.
  • Watauga River
    The Watauga River is famous across the southeast for its trophy trout fishing streams and two mile section of specially regulated and designated trout waters in the state. One of only two Trophy Trout Fly Fishing areas in the state, the Watauga River is the perfect place to enjoy Fly Fishing in East Tennessee. Be sure to follow all of the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency's special regulations when fishing in the special Trophy Trout Section of Watauga River as these regulations are strictly enforced.Anglers love fishing for rainbow and brown trout along the 18 miles of North Carolina and Tennessee Fly Fishing areas contained on the Watauga River. The trophy section is a great deep area where fishermen can float and fish. Here canoes and rafts are welcomed and can be rented from commercial fishing guides that fish the famous river.In order to enjoy East Tennessee Fly Fishing, you'll need a Tennessee Fishing License unless you are 13 years of age or younger. Fishing licenses go on sale March 1 and can be purchased at a variety of areas including, county court clerks, sporting goods stores, hardware stores, marinas, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency office or website.Fishermen regularly use salmon eggs and night-crawlers as live bait to attract the trout. Artificial lures like spinners, spoons, jigs, and crankbaits mimic the movements of minnows and crayfish and are the typical artificial lures used. East Tennessee fly fishermen also like to use stone flies and caddis as well. Bait, tackle and other essentials are easily found at the local fishing shops and commercial guide services.
  • Watauga River Water Release Schedule
  • South Holston Water Release Schedule

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