Just about every stretch of river that we float takes us into some beautiful places that are accessible only by boat. Join us as we discuss the Tennessee Fishing License options, fishing rules and fishing regulations. The South Holston River in my opinion is the #1 trout fishery in the east. Nolichucky River The Nolichucky River is a 115-mile (185 km) river that flows through Western North Carolina and East Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The Holston Proper is a section of tail water in East Tennessee that has some of the largest and best small mouth fishing in the South. Posts: 193 i have … The Delayed Harvest program in North Carolina is one of the best fisheries management programs to ever benefit the fly fishing enthusiast. This is fun, fast fishing for advanced, athletic anglers. Nolichucky River Fishing Reports Recently shared catches and fishing spots. The Nolichucky (which stands for “River of Death” in Cherokee) starts at its confluence of the Toe and Cane Rivers in North Carolina and flows through a gorge that crosses into Tennessee. There are no roads, 400-foot limestone bluffs, and no way in or out except by boat. The Nantahala River named one of the top 100 trout rivers in North America, is that perfect trout fishing destination. It is not uncommon to see black bears swimming in the rivers as bald eagles soar above. Fishing to a gnarly, giant brown trout, while the Elk graze in the background is an experience you will never forget and many don’t even know is possible for our area. With the truck waiting at the take-out and a comfortable ride back to Asheville, we’ll conclude an excellent day of tight lines and good friendship. 18.0 in. Then a ride in one of our SUV’s to the river of choice for a day of nonstop, float fishing action – stopping only on a desirable beach for a gourmet, hot, streamside lunch. Nolichucky River, Tennessee fishing report, rainbow trout fly fishing forecast, fishing season updates, fly shop and fishing guides, and fly-fishing weather. The river offers world-class fishing for a variety of bass, including smallmouth, rock, and black bass. Smallmouth Fishing The Nolichucky River Fishing the Noli is exciting all year round. Nolichucky Dam is a dam located just 7.1 miles from Greeneville, in Greene County, in the state of Tennessee, United States, near Allenbridge (historical), TN. Nolichucky River, Tennessee Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions Reported by Randy Ratliff. Great place for lunch, but be cool with your beer . The Watauga River is a lesser known tail water that flows in East Tennessee from Watauga Lake. 100 fish days are not out of the question on these waters and are the perfect place to hone your fly angling skills. So you're interested in fishing Nolichucky River. Fishing on the Nolichucky For anglers, several sections of the Nolichucky are a dream come true. The park is the " take out point " for three of five rafting companies and private boaters..It is also the " put in " for a more relaxed float down stream and tubing. Seasoned Pro . Join Date: Feb 2008. Whether you want to experience a float fishing trip for big trout in our tailwaters, wade fish our spring creeks, or hike into one of our pristine backcountry streams we can make it happen. Smallmouth Bass with a live bluegill. Encompassing over 500,000 acres, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park provides some of the best small stream wild trout fishing in the Southeastern United States. Join us as we discuss the Tennessee Fishing License options, fishing rules and fishing regulations. Ronnie Scalf. The Nantahala River named one of the top 100 trout rivers in North America, is that perfect trout fishing destination. The bug life that is sustained by the tail water flowing from Fort Patrick Henry Lake help feed the bait fish, which in turn create the opportunity to grow small mouth bass that is almost uncharacteristic to the size and numbers of other local freestone streams. The Great Smoky Mountains contain more than 300 trout streams totaling over 700 miles. The Nolichucky is a world class small-mouth bass river and is stocked with large rainbow trout. You can expect to catch rainbow, and brown trout that exceed 20 inches, some measuring in the mid-30 inch range. Password: Register: Home: Forums: Active Topics: Photo Gallery: Mark Forums Read: Advertise LinkBack: Thread Tools: 02-11-2009, 08:39 PM #1 postalbass. The smallie fishing is over for the 2010 season. We practically grew up in the park and have fished its waters ever since we were old enough to hold a fly rod. 2; Details ; Thomas and Ashlee Roark. Whether you’re a river enthusiast for fishing, rafting, or white water sports, you’ve probably heard one name spoken with reverence from other members of the community—the Nolichucky. Whether we’re casting Sulpher dry flies to big brown trout on the South Holston Tailwater or going for the 100 fish day on the Trophy Trout Section of the Watauga River, it’ll be float fishing that will rival most western trout rivers. There are trout rivers here to suit anglers of ALL skill levels. 4mos ago - Nolichucky River. The nine-mile Nolichucky Gorge is the deepest gorge in the southeast and holds class IV rapids, monster smallmouth bass, and musky. Now you'll know where catches are being recorded in the general area, and you can plan your day on the water. Oftentimes anglers fishing this section will catch the trout of a lifetime. But if you really want to bug a bass, the North Toe River can’t be beat.” Nolichucky Dam is a dam located just 7.1 miles from Greeneville, in Greene County, in the state of Tennessee, United States, near Allenbridge (historical), TN. This explosive action should not be missed by anyone. At Asheville Drifters, LLC, we have access to the top trout fishing destinations in NE Tenn. and western NC. Johnson City, Tennessee, USA | Phone: 423-430-8143 | Email: info@eatsleepflyfish.com. Typically during our smallmouth trips, we cover 6-10 miles of river, floating through some of the most spectacular country in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The SoHo as we call it, has epic baetis hatches that last nearly all summer long. Longnose Gar with a cut minow. There are over 4,000 miles of trout water surrounding the Asheville area. Smallmouth Bass with a River2Sea Whopper Plopper. I look forward to a great season of smallmouth fly fishing in 2011. Fishing is permitted in the park.and on the forest land on each side. Our guides grew up on these waters and know them like the back of their hands. 13 oz. As fishermen, we know there are times when our favorite spots are just not active so we built our Hot Spots feature to show you where the fish are biting in the area of Nolichucky River. It is a tail water that flows roughly 14.5 miles from one of the cleanest lakes in the nation, and has consistent, year around temperatures that’s perfectly suitable for trout. Nolichucky River fishing guides Trophy Water Guide Service is a professional fly-fishing guide service fishing the Nolichucky River and surrounding areas in southern Appalachia . Asheville Drifters in Asheville, North Carolina, is the gateway to some of the greatest freestone rivers and tailwaters in the country. Several mountain streams in the area are stocked in October, November, March, April, and May by Wildlife Management and is a purely catch and release program until the summer months come into play and the keeping of fish that are susceptible to the warmer temperatures are once again allowed. But beyond the wildlife and the amazing scenery, the smallmouth that live in those waters are some of the strongest fighters pound for pound that you will ever face, and to see one smash a popping bug on the surface is an experience that you will never forget! Access is great and the wading is easy. When the weather is hot, and the water is low……….there is nothing like fly fishing for small mouth on one of the wildest freestone rivers in the east. The NC state record brown trout was caught on the lower nantahala and weighted 24lbs 10oz! The best times to book your guided fishing trip on … Asheville Drifters in Asheville, North Carolina, is the gateway to some of the greatest freestone rivers and tailwaters in the country.We offer float fishing trips for every season and every skill level.Asheville Drifters, LLC’ guides have spent several years guiding on the complex river systems of Western North Carolina and are confident that we can provide the ultimate float fishing experience.Whether we’re casting Sulpher dry flies to big brown trout on the South Holston Tailwater or going for the 100 fish day on the Trophy Trout Section of the Watauga River, it’ll be float fishing that will rival most western trout rivers. The Nolichucky gorge is home to some of the very best white water rafting in the east, and is in my opinion, one of the prettiest places on earth. Asheville Drifters, LLC offers trout fishing trips on the South Holston River, Tuckaseegee River and Watauga River. At 8,000 fish per mile, you can catch some serious numbers of wild brown trout while at the same time, have the opportunity to catch that trophy of a lifetime. If it’s the rod-ripping smallmouth bass you wish to pursue, the French Broad River and Nolichucky River provide world-class opportunities for the drifting fly caster. A typical float fishing trip begins around 6:00 am at the shop with a fresh cup of coffee. The Nolichucky river is home to a large population of smallmouth, big trout and plenty of native red-horse or red-tails. 4mos ago - Nolichucky River. The upper corner of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina has some of the best fly fishing opportunities in the country. Alternate names for this dam include Greeneville Dam. “For a river at a higher elevation, the North Toe may be the tamest river in the state. The NC state record brown trout was caught on the lower nantahala and weighted 24lbs 10oz! Truly a dry fly fisherman’s dream, there is just nothing else like it on the planet! In a day’s float trip we normally cover 6 to 10 miles of river. 3 Star Fatty Day! The water is too warm for trout, so it’s not a river for fly-fishing purists. East Tennessee Fishing > Tennessee Fishing - River Reports > TN Region 4 - East Tennessee - River Reports > Nolichucky: nolichucky trout User Name: Remember Me? You might find a trout in here somewhere. The DH program starts around the first of October and ends at the end of May. I will resume trips and reports on March 1st, 2011. We offer fly fishing for several species including Rainbow, Brook, and Brown Trout, Small Mouth Bass, as well as the ever elusive Musky. Both the French Broad and Nolichucky also hold good numbers of the elusive muskie; the Tuckaseegee River provides us great opportunities for winter trout fishing.Not only will the fishing be splendid, the scenery will also impress you. 2; Details; Thomas and Ashlee Roark. Alternate names for this dam include Greeneville Dam. All smallmouth trips take place in top of the line drift boats, and self-bailing rafts. You may need to work a little harder. We can show you waters and fish that most don’t even know are there! Trophy trout, and many smaller wild trout inhabit the deep, clear waters of the Nantahala. The Raven Fork in Cherokee North Carolina, is home to the biggest trout in the Smokies. I have fished all over the country and the South Holston river is second to none! Although most people think of the South Holston when they think East Tennessee tail waters, the Watauga is truly a great trout fishery with its own unique identity with a trout population of around 5,000 fish per mile mixed with strong rainbows and wild brown trout. Trophy trout, and many smaller wild trout inhabit the deep, clear waters of the Nantahala. This ribbon of water has hosted outdoor adventurers for centuries, and has always been seen as a legendary destination.