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When to Fish The South Holston

The South Holston River lies near Bluff City,Tennessee. Because of its moderate elevation, the South Holston River experiences more moderate winter temperatures than some of the other rivers mentioned. However, the South Holston River is also less susceptible to temperature fluctuation as this river is a tailwater with its flow controlled by a hydroelectric dam upstream. The South Holston River fishes best from late Spring to late Fall. This river is well-known for its larger fish and difficult fishing conditions. Understanding the insects of this river as well as having the ability to present casts at distances up to 60 feet are keys to success on the best tailwater on the East Coast.