06/01/2017 

Hiwassee River 

(Appalachia Section) 

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Trout Fishing on the "Wass" is doing well! Lots of fish being caught on dry flies and dry dropper rigs. Obviously what type of dry fly you would throw will be determined by the hatch that is occuring at the very time that you are on the water. Possible hatches could be as follows, BWOs, Isonychia, Sulphurs, and Caddis fly hatches. Stonefly nymphs, Pheasant Tails, and San Juan worms can always play a role into your success. 

 

(Below 30 Bridge to Ocoee/Hiwassee) 

Reports of striped bass being caught have begun to roll into the shop. Stripers are an absolute blast to catch on any type of tackle, conventional or fly. Deeper runs will be more productive to catch these giants. Streamers in baitfish patterns for the fly and large swimbaits for conventional tackle are great places to start when chasing these brutes. 

 

(Ocoee/Hiwassee to Hiwassee Island)

 

The Largemouth bass have gone deep. Some fish can still be caught shallow around the large number of docks on the river. Large Worms, Hair Jigs, Swimbaits, and Deep Crankbaits are the main lures of choice for the ledge masters of the Hiwassee/Tennessee Rivers. Crappie can be caught around deeper docks, a 1/16 ounce jighead with your favorite soft plastic crappie minnow counted down to desired depth should yield good results